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New Mayor to Toss Quarters

New Mayor to Toss Quarters

One of outgoing Mayor Joseph Wilders’ best-received programs was his initiative to remove outdated ordinances from the city’s legal code (first item). However, the gratitude of the populace at no longer being required to maintain the lower edge of their moustaches above the upper lip (1871) eventually proved to have a negligible effect on his…

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Sons of Walloon Christmas Beer Festival

Sons of Walloon Christmas Beer Festival

After many years as a small, localized celebration of cultural heritage, the Sons of Walloon Christmas Beer Festival has become one of the city’s most popular holiday tourist destinations. Founded in 1898 by Voornaam Goossens, the self-proclaimed ‘Mayor of Belgium Town’ (as the Belgian Quarter was known until 1939), the festival celebrates the over 450…

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