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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (3)
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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (3)

After the start of King’s Day 2018 on 27 April at the Prinsenhof in Groningen, The Netherlands, the Dutch royal family will visit the Martini Church. It’s distinctive tower is the heart of the centre of the city already for centuries. Here the royals will be met with culture and art. Hopefully they will also […]

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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (2) Prinsenhof
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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (2)

King’s Day 2018 in Groningen, the Netherlands, on 27 April will start at the Prinsenhof. Nowadays this part of the building is a nice hotel with a grand café and a restaurant. This is where King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent the night before their province visit to Groningen and Drenthe on 28 May 2013 […]

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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (1)
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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (1)

On 27 April the Dutch royal family will celebrate King’s Day in the city of Groningen, where I live. I am not sure yet whether I can be there, because of my health, but I’ll do my best. This morning the weather was lovely, so I decided to go into town to walk the route […]

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15 August – National Day in Liechtenstein Photo by Arjan
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15 August – National Day in Liechtenstein

Why does Liechtenstein celebrate its Staatsfeiertag (national day) on 15 August? The Assumption of Mary, on 15 August, has always been a feast day and also in Liechtenstein, a Catholic country, people had the day off. Fürst (Prince) Franz Joseph II had taken over the throne from his uncle Fürst Franz I in 1938. In […]

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Two Celebrations in Liechtenstein Photo by Arjan
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Two Celebrations in Liechtenstein

On 15 August the Principality of Liechtenstein celebrates its national day, Staatsfeiertag, for the 77th time. Some unfortunate but understandable changes this year. More about that later. However already yesterday, 30 July, there was something to celebrate. Fürst Hans Adam II and Fürstin Marie von und zu Liechtenstein celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. At the […]

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Staatsfeiertag in Liechtenstein 2003 Copyright: Martin Walser/Liechtenstein Marketing
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Staatsfeiertag in Liechtenstein 2003

15 August 2003 Although the weather had been hot and sunny for the past few weeks, of all days the day Liechtenstein’s national day (Staatsfeiertag) is celebrated yearly, August 15 (Assumption Day), started with rain. I left my hotel in Schaan early in the morning not to miss anything. Although it was dry but cloudy […]

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