Friday, August 16, 2013

Feast of the Assumption of Mary

While Liechtenstein celebrated its National and India its Independence Day yesterday, August 15 is probably most commonly known as the Feast of the Assumption as it is celebrated by the Catholic Church on exactly that day. 

As more than three quarters of the population of Liechtenstein are Roman Catholics, it doesn't come as a surprise that there also were church services held all over the country despite it also being the Principality's national day yesterday. One of those services, the one at the St. Florin cathedral in Vaduz to be exact, was also attended by members of the Princely Family, namely Prince Nikolaus, brother of Prince Hans-Adam II and husband of Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg, and Prince Stefan, the former's fifth cousin once removed and Liechtenstein's ambassador to Germany.

Source: Vaterland

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