The Manneken-Pis, a 17th-century bronze statue of small boy is an iconic symbol of Brussels folklore which dresses up in costume during festivals and major events. Today was meant to celebrate the election of the most beautiful Moustache of Brussel but it had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.
The idea of the competition and the order was started a little over a decade ago in 2009 at the initiative of the former mayor of Brussels, Freddy Thielemans, who always sported a mustache. Initially, the competition took place in Les Marolles neighborhood. Today, internet users can also vote for the prettiest mustache.
Only on This 25 April 2021, from 9 am to 6 pm, Manneken-Pis will be sporting his costume of the Order of the Brussels Moustache.
Location: Corner Rue du Chêne & Rue de l’Étuve, Brussels, Belgium