Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Liechtenstein's National Day In Depth

Photo: Daniel Schwendener / Liechtensteiner Vaterland / Vaterland.li
How time flies! It's already August 16 and thus it was national day in Liechtenstein yesterday. After the short version of our coverage earlier on, here's more than you need to know and see all cramped into one informative post.

Who attended? The Prince Hans-Adam II and the Princess Marie; the Hereditary Prince Alois and the Hereditary Princess Sophie with Prince Wenzel, Princess Marie-Caroline, Prince Nikolaus and Prince Georg; Prince Constantin and Princess Marie with Prince Moritz, Princess Georgina and Prince Benedikt; (I think) Camilla von Lattorff, daughter of Princess Tatjana; Prince Nikolaus and Princess Margaretha; Prince Michael with Princess Thera and Princess Gisela. Quite likely also: Prince Stefan and Princess Maria Pia.

Photo: Daniel Schwendener / Liechtensteiner Vaterland / Vaterland.li
What happened? There was the ceremony on the castle meadow, the reception in the gardens of Schloss Vaduz, lots of interviews, mingling with the regular folks at the fair and, of course, the fireworks. Venture over to this Luxarazzi 101 to read all about the historical background of the Staatsfeiertag.

What did the Hereditary Prince say in his speech? That Liechtenstein is in a good place looking at the current political situation including Brexit, refugee crisis et al. Large parts of his speech also dealt with the topic of an upcoming referendum about the financing of child care in the Principality. For his full speech, have a look here.

What else? Stay tuned! Our friend Arjan - who you can also find on Twitter - was in Vaduz for national day and he'll share his experiences with us in the coming days.

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