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BITS OF CULTURE - Belgium
 
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Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

Languages

Official languages:
Dutch
French

Other Languages:
Flemish
German

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Cultural Values
  • Families and long-term friendships are very important in Belgium. Though you will not find more than two generations living in one household.
  • Children normally live at home until their mid-twenties.
  • A traditional Belgian bride carries a special handkerchief, as part of her wedding outfit, on the day of her marriage. She might embroider her name on it, carry it with her on her day of matrimony, and then pass it down to one of her sisters as a family heirloom
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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Combining French and German styles, meat and seafood are the main raw ingredients.
  • The diet in Belgium contains many rich foods.
  • The main meal of the day is usually in the evening

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Interesting Facts
  • Early Belgian artists are credited with inventing oil painting.
  • Belgian chocolate in renowned throughout the world
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