Introducing Mystery Class #9
Dear Friends--we are made up of Shawn Mondloch's students from the SHAPE American Elementary School (SAES) in Mons, Belgium.
Belgium is surrounded by the countries of France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
and across the English Channel is Great Britain. In Belgium, three languages are
spoken here: French, Flemish, and German.
Pet the Primate
Nearby is the Mayor's Gardens, with a famous water fountain called the "Ropieur", a gift by the sculptor Gobert to honor the children of Mons.
And Mons has many other spectacular buildings and monuments including the baroque style Belfry--87 meters tall, with 49 bells--that overlooks the city; the gothic style Sainte-Waudru Collegiate Church; and The Museum of Decorative Arts François Duesberg.
The City hosts several days of wonderful processions and parades. Every year the "The DUCASSE" is celebrated, where the "Golden Charriot's Procession" and the Dragon's Fight called "Lumeçon" occurs. The origins of the chariot's procession goes back to 1349, when the city thanked Sainte-Waudru, the Holy Patron who relieved the city from the epidemic of plague.
Learn more about Mons and our school at these websites:
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