German Community Day in Belgium Date in the current year: November 15, 2016

German Community Day in Belgium November 15 is German Community Day in Belgium. This is a public holiday only for the German-speaking community.

The German-speaking Community of Belgium is situated in the region of Wallonia and it's made up of two territories, consisting of nine municipalities. It's territory measures 853 sq km. The east part of the Community was annexed by Belgium in 1920 after the defeat of Germany in World War I and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles.

In 1989 the Community called for proposals for its own coat of arms and flag. After a long debates the coat of arms, the flag and the color of the Community were adopted and declared, this event occurred on November 15, 1990.

Anniversary of declaration of the arms, flag and colors is known as German Community Day. The other two communities don't celebrate this holiday, since they have their own days, Flemish Community Day and French Community Day.

The flag of the Community is hoisted on the official buildings of the German-speaking Community on this day.

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