Sunday, May 1, 2016

Octave Celebrations, Part 1

Photo: Lex Kleren / Luxemburger Wort /
Get your calendars out - yes, it's indeed the fifth Sunday after Easter and so it's time for one of the Grand Duchy's major events of the year: the closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, Comforter of the Afflicted. (A.k.a. the reason why we saw nobody from Luxembourg in Sweden yesterday, but we still got a Luxarazzi tiara appearance courtesy of Liechtenstein, so check that out in case you haven't yet.) This afternoon will see a grand procession to mark the religious celebrations that is the closing of the Octave with likely heaps of children of the grand ducal couple in attendance.

This morning, however, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa flew solo for a ponitificial mass at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Pictures of the mass and the Grand Duchess upgrading the usual dress code to include a hat at Wort.

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