Manneken Pis

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.

Last costume of Manneken Pis:

Manneken Pis Ethiopian

Exceptional ceremony of the Dressing-Up of Manneken-Pis with an Ethiopian folk costume. The event will include a toasting to Ethiopia and Belgium’s friendship at the Brussels City hall, as well as a procession towards Manneken-Pis and unveiling of the...

Théâtre Royal les Cœurs de Bois

“Manneken-Pis in the Théâtre Royal les Cœurs de Bois” : On the occasion of the opening of the 14th edition of “Guignolet dans le Parc” at the Parc de Bruxelles....

The Belgian Pride

The Belgian Pride association was created in 1996. In its early days we called it the “Belgian Lesbian and Gay Pride Pink Saterday Samedi Rose”. This name was later changed to the shorter “Belgian Lesbian an Gay Pride” or BLGP. Since 2010, the organisation works under...

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, as we know, the most faithful living and oldest citizen of Brussels

For the Manneken Pis, the homeland is the corner of the Incubator and Oak Street in Brussels.
It was Burgundian under the Dukes of Burgundy; German U Maximilian; Spanish under Charles V; beggars under the conditions; Austria under Maria Theresa; Republican in 1794; French under Napoleon; Almost Dutch under William; Belgian under Leopold; and we never saw him happier than today.

01.06.17
9.00 > 16.00
PEUL (NIGER)
Within the framework of the World milk day

02.06.17
9.00 > 16.00
THÉÂTRE ROYAL LES CŒURS DE BOIS
On the occasion of the opening of the 14thedition of “Guignolet dans le Parc”at the Parc de Bruxelles

03.06.17
9.00 > 18.00
SAINT-JACQUES DE COMPOSTELLE / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA
Within the framework of the 31thanniversary of the association “The Friends of Santiago de Compostella”.

06.06.17
9.00 > 16.00
SWEDEN
Within the frameworkof the National day of Sweden

09.06.17
12.00 > 16.00
ETHIOPIA
Within the frameworkof the festivities of the national holiday of Ethiopia.
New costume

10.06.17
9.00 > 18.00
GARDEVILS
Within the framework of the Election of “MadameChapeau”

14.06.17
9.00 > 16.00
HARD ROCK CAFE
Anniversary of the founding of the Hard Rock Cafe (1971).

17.06.17
9.00 > 18.00
POEPEDROEGERS
Within the framework of the parade of the Meyboom Giants

18.06.17
9.00 > 18.00
ORDRE DES FRÈRES COQUILLARDS
in the framework of the annual chapter of the studentcircle

18.06.17
9.00 > 18.00
ORDRE DES FRÈRES COQUILLARDS
in the framework of the annual chapter of the studentcircle

23.06.17
9.00 > 16.00
LUXEMBOURGEOIS| LUXEMBURGER
On the occasion of the nationalday of Luxemburg

24.06.15
9.00 > 18.00
QUÉBEC
At the occasion of national day of Quebec

25.06.17
9.00 > 13.00
CROATIE| KROATIË| CROATIA
On the occasion of the national day of Croatia

25.06.17
13.00 > 18.00
SLOVENIA
On the occasion of the national day of Slovenia

26.06.17
9.00 > 16.00
FÉDÉRATION BELGE TAKEDA-RYU
On the occasion of a large gathering of “Takeda Ryu”practitioners in Brussels (Taïkaï).

9.06.17
9.00 > 16.00
KNIGHT OF MALTA
Within the framework of the end of the Presidency of Hungary of the Council of the European Union

30.06.17
9.00 > 16.00
HONG KONG
Within the framework of 20thanniversary of the founding of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China).

Manneken Pis : Calendar of skins April 2017

08.04.17 12.00 > 18.00 Confrérie royale du grand feu traditionnel de bouge Within the framework of its 60th anniversary. 15.04.17 12.00 > 15.00 Ordre de saint-jérôme >> New costume Within the framework of its 40th anniversary. 15.04.17 15.00 > 18.00...

Manneken Pis : Calendar of skins 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...

Manneken Pis : Calendar of skins 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...

Manneken Pis : Calendar of skins 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”...

Manneken Pis : Calendar of skins 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...

MannekenPis Gallery

In traditional dress, chic attire or sportswear, its wardrobe is constantly expanding.
Here we find an overview of the costumes recently worn by MannekenPis.