Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas

Yes, that is the palais. Yes, that is a guard of the Lëtzebuerger Arméi. And yes, those are nine Santa Clauses. It happened sometime last week and thankfully they are quite relaxed over in the Grand Duchy as even the guards started to laugh when nine Santa Clauses started to march with them... And they made it onto the blog to wish you a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, whichever you prefer.

On Christmas Eve the Grand Duke held his annual Christmas speech to wish his subjects in his own, the name of his wife, his father and his children Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. The video of the speech can be found over at RTL, pictures are available on the website of the cour, as are transcripts of the speech in Luxembourgish and French, for a google ghetto translation just click here. Articles about the speech can be found at Wort, Tageblatt and Lëtzebuerger Journal.

Source: Wort, Cour Grand Ducale


  1. I wonder why these used "American style" Santas instead of the typical look of the Benelux? I love this room at the palace. I wonder if that is a gas fireplace? 

  2. Merry Christmas to you !

  3. Merry Christmas to you !