July 21th: Belgian Independence Day

Today in Belgium we celebrate our Fête nationale, Nationale Feestdag, or Independence Day.

It was on 21 July 1831 Leopold of Saxe-Coburg swore allegiance to the Belgian constitution in the Sint Jacobs Church on the Coudenberg in Central Brussels.

Leopold I thus became the first king of the Belgians. The great powers at that time recognised the Belgian independence and so our little country was born.

Happy Birthday Belgium!!! (Hetalia -character: source art: http://phoenixysky.deviantart.com/art/APH-Belgium-438762520 )
Maybe inspiration for a custom Blythe???  😉