School Bags on Flagpoles and Other Special Customs
podcast The Low Countries Radio

School Bags on Flagpoles and Other Special Customs

Why do the Dutch hang school bags on flagpoles, place giant blow-up dolls on their front lawn and have clocks without numbers in their pubs?

And why do the Flemings celebrate newborns by eating ‘poop beans’, close the curtains in their house and welcome friends by the backdoor?

In this podcast, we are delving into some of the unique and peculiar customs, social norms and rituals of Flanders and the Netherlands and see the different ways in which these traditions have evolved over time.

We follow the trajectory of traditions a typical life would encounter, from the cradle to the grave.

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