The Lady and the Bird
Jan 28th 2019

Only a few more days to go for Luxembourg – the one and only Grand Duchy in the world – and the country of the month on the EUROPEA web-spaces. Take a look at the national symbols of this tiny (yet so big) country and learn more interesting details 😊

OFFICIAL SYMBOLS OF LUXEMBOURG

National coat of arms – Coat of arms of Luxembourg

National flag – Flag of Luxembourg

National anthem“Ons Heemecht

National language – Luxembourgish

Head of state – Grand Duke of Luxembourg (Henri)

National holiday – Grand Duke’s Official Birthday (23th June)

 

UNOFFICIAL SYMBOLS OF LUXEMBOURG

National animal – Red lion

National bird – Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)

National epic – Reynard the Fox

National family – Grand Ducal Family

National flower – Rose

National monument – Gëlle Frau (The Golden Lady)

The Monument of Remembrance, a war memorial in Luxembourg City.

Motto – “Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn” (‘We wish to remain what we are’)

Patron saint – Willibrord

A Northumbrian missionary saint, The “Apostle to the Frisians” died in Echternach, Luxembourg.

 

 

Source: Wikipedia

Photos: Pixabay Free Images or taken by the EUROPEAns 🙂