Belgium - Manneken Pis transformed into Louis Braille for 1 day!

January 4th is World Braille Day. Brailleliga / Ligue Braille wants to take this opportunity to highlight the importance of this writing system. Especially for this festive day, Manneken Pis will put on his blind schoolboy uniform and wear dark glasses all day.

Contrary to what you might think, Braille is not a language but a writing system of six points in relief invented by Louis Braille. The system is unique and offers blind and visually impaired people the opportunity to open up to the world.

Braille ensures that a person with a visual disability can learn all aspects of a language. Being able to read, write and master the spelling of a language promotes independence and makes a lot of information accessible. Braille remains relevant because the writing system is compatible with the new communication tools and technologies. For example, thanks to a Braille display, a blind or visually impaired person can not only use a computer and read emails, but can also write texts and read them for writing errors.

Manneken Pis celebrates this special day with us! As usual, he will put on his blind schoolboy uniform and his guide dog will keep him company for a whole day. Are you looking for an original way to share your New Year's wishes with friends and family? Go to and send your wishes in Braille!