Friday, 29 March 2013

Picture This: A Very Belgian Easter Sunday

I came across this picture whilst scouring the Internet for all things Flanders in my excitement for Sundays Ronde. The Tour of Flanders this year falls on the second biggest Christian Festival in the Calendar: Easter and whilst many across Europe will start their day with a visit to the local church perhaps in Belgium the Tour of Flanders is bigger than any religious festival. The race itself is a festival, stalls and mobile bars line the roads and half of Belgium comes to watch, kids, mums, dads, grandmas, grandads - it's a real family event like no other on the racing calendar anywhere else. The Ronde is such a big deal - that if you look to the top right of the picture - even Jesus turned out to watch....

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