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Belgium Embassy marks King's Day

Celebration was held in advance of the actual day on November 15

In Summary

• Since 1866, the day has been celebrated in honour of the Belgian monarch

The Belgian King's Day was marked recently at the Belgian ambassadorial residence in Muthaiga, hosted by Belgian Ambassador Nicolas Nihon and his wife Poy Nihon.

The chief guest was Foreign Affairs ministry director Patrick Ambani. Dignitaries, government officials and business people attended. Since 1866, the day has been marked by celebrations in honour of the Belgian monarch.

November 15 is the feast of Saint Leopold in the German liturgical calendar, while it is the feast of Saint Albert in the Roman Catholic calendar. 

Belgian Ambassador Nicolan Nihon toasts a glass of wine with Foreign Affairs director Amb Patrick Ambani.
Belgian Ambassador Nicolan Nihon toasts a glass of wine with Foreign Affairs director Amb Patrick Ambani.
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Spanish Ambassador Javier Garcia de Viedma and Belgian counterpart Nicolas Nihon
Spanish Ambassador Javier Garcia de Viedma and Belgian counterpart Nicolas Nihon
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Poy Nihon, Rawee Pornslip and Sureeluck Driesen
Poy Nihon, Rawee Pornslip and Sureeluck Driesen
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Mexican Ambassador Martinez Erasmo and Chilean counterpart Alejandra Guerra
Mexican Ambassador Martinez Erasmo and Chilean counterpart Alejandra Guerra
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