Belgian King’s Day celebrates the unique cultures of the two countries. This was the 6th King’s Day event in Chennai, celebrated with the theme ‘Belgium goes Carnatic’. King’s Day or the ‘Royal Holiday’ has been celebrated since 1866 on 15 November by Belgians around the world. Belgian diplomatic missions abroad celebrate King’s Day as a unique opportunity to showcase Belgian culture and heritage to the public and create vibrant new connections. In Chennai, this year marked the 6th King’s Day celebration.
The event was organized by Belgium’s Consul General, Mark Van de Vreken and was attended by Minister for Tamil language, Tamil Culture and Archaeology Ma Foi K Pandiarajan, actor Pooja Kumar, Prince of Arcot Ghulam Muhammad ‘Abdu’l ‘Ali Khan Bahadur and his wife Sayeeda Begum, among others.
Dinner included Belgian and Indian cuisine. The theme for King’s Day this year was ‘Belgium goes Carnatic’ and included a performance by Prince Rama Varma, a veena exponent and Carnatic vocalist who hails from the Royal family of Travancore.