Mannekenpis

Manneken-Pis was at first a fountain that played an essential role in the former distribution of drinking water since the 15th century.
The system was well-known in all of Europe.

Towards the end of the 17th century, the statue became more and more important in the city life.
It was also a survivor of the bombardment of Brussels in 1695.
Manneken-Pis became a precious good and enjoys a ceaselessly growing glory.

During big events, we adorn him with luxurious clothes. We know that in the 18th century, Manneken-Pis was dressed at least 4 times a year. Since he lost his main function in the network of water conveyance of the City in the 19th century, Manneken-Pis gradually became an image and symbol of the Brussels folklore, the joy of the inhabitants and their capacity of self-mockery.

Manneken-Pis as Reporter Without Borders

Freedom of expression and of information will always be the world’s most important freedom. If journalists were not free to report the facts, denounce abuses and alert the public, how would we resist the problem of children-soldiers, defend women’s rights, or preserve...

Manneken Pis as Red Falcon

Red Falcons was the name of various socialist children’s organizations, popular in Europe and the United States which emerged during the First and Second World Wars. The first such group was founded in the early 20th century by Anton Tesarek, a socialist...

Manneken-Pis honors Suomi-Klubi

Suomi-Klubi a.s.b.l., the Finnish Association in Belgium, is a non-profit organisation, whose objectives are to establish and promote contacts between Finns living in Belgium, to make it easier for them to settle down in Belgium and maintain their connections with the...

Manneken Pis in the Belgian Pride

Like every year the PrideFestival starts with the MiniPride. The MiniPride takes place on April 29, passes by Manneken Pis and ends at the Rainbowhouse Brussels. The MiniPride starts with an opening reception at the City Hall, followed by a procession with mostly...

Manneken Pis in the International Saint-Hubert Order

New costume for Manneken-Pis, the 941st, offered by the Association of International College Saint-Hubert in the framework of the 35th...

April 2015

Manneken-Pis – Calendar of skins – April 2015 April, 3rd 2015 16.00 > 18.00 : CIRCLE OF PHILOSOPHY AND LETTERS Free University of Brussels – NEW COSTUME Within the framework of the 80th anniversary of the circle. April, 4th 2015 09.00 > 18.00 : DEN...

March 2015

Manneken-Pis – Calendar skins – March 2015 March 04, 2015 09.00 > 16.00 : faculté polytechnique of mons Meet at 11:00 in front of Manneken Pis. A beer flow is expected. March 08, 2015 09.00 > 18.00 : Academic order of saint-michael Within the framework of...

January 2015

Manneken Pis – Calendar skins – January 2015 04.01.15 (09h00 to 18h00) : Louis Braille Day of its birth in 1809. Article of 01.04.2014 : Manneken-Pis as Louis Braille 10 january 2015 (09h00 to 18h00) : Head of brass band of the “Meyboom”...

December 2014

Manneken-Pis honors Latvia Manneken-Pis as Gianni Schicchi Manneken-Pis on World AIDS Day Manneken-Pis as fireman Manneken-Pis in the B-Fast team Manneken-Pis as Saint-Nicolas Manneken-Pis as climber Manneken Pis in La Bruegelienne Manneken Pis celebrates Real Madrid...

Manneken-pis is regularly dressed to pay tribute to associations or characters for example.
There is a fixed schedule of skins as well as an event calendar.

April 2015

Manneken-Pis – Calendar of skins – April 2015 April, 3rd 2015 16.00 > 18.00 : CIRCLE OF PHILOSOPHY AND LETTERS Free University of Brussels – NEW COSTUME Within the framework of the 80th anniversary of the circle. April, 4th 2015 09.00 > 18.00 : DEN...

March 2015

Manneken-Pis – Calendar skins – March 2015 March 04, 2015 09.00 > 16.00 : faculté polytechnique of mons Meet at 11:00 in front of Manneken Pis. A beer flow is expected. March 08, 2015 09.00 > 18.00 : Academic order of saint-michael Within the framework of...

January 2015

Manneken Pis – Calendar skins – January 2015 04.01.15 (09h00 to 18h00) : Louis Braille Day of its birth in 1809. Article of 01.04.2014 : Manneken-Pis as Louis Braille 10 january 2015 (09h00 to 18h00) : Head of brass band of the “Meyboom”...

December 2014

Manneken-Pis honors Latvia Manneken-Pis as Gianni Schicchi Manneken-Pis on World AIDS Day Manneken-Pis as fireman Manneken-Pis in the B-Fast team Manneken-Pis as Saint-Nicolas Manneken-Pis as climber Manneken Pis in La Bruegelienne Manneken Pis celebrates Real Madrid...