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 Manneken Pis in Brussels to be dressed as Kyivska Rus prince

The famous Manneken Pis statue in Brussels, Belgium, will be dressed as Kyivska Rus prince.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, this was announced on the official website of the city of Brussels.

The action is devoted to Ukraine's Independence Day. The statue is planned to be disguised as a prince between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 24.

The suit was provided to the authorities of the Belgian capital by the embassy of Ukraine.

The tradition to dress the statue dates back to the late XVII century. The statue is dressed in costume several times each week, according to a published schedule. The costumes are managed by the non-profit association 'The Friends of Manneken Pis'. The changing of the costume on the figure is a colorful ceremony, often accompanied by brass band music.

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The statue's wardrobe consists of several hundred different costumes, many of which may be viewed in a permanent exhibition inside the City Museum, located in the Grand Place just opposite the Town Hall.

Earlier, a large-scale Ukrainian vocabulary test was held during Vyshyvanka Fest on Prymorskyi Boulevard in Odesa.

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