The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Grand-Duche de Luxembourg) is located in North-West Europe between Belgium, Germany and France. Translated from the old German Luxembourg means “small castle”. The system of government is a constitutional monarchy. The head of state is the Grand Duke. The capital city of Luxembourg.
The area of Luxembourg is 2586 square kilometers . Forested Ardennes mountains stretch across the Northern region of the country, and the river Sauer and Moselle river forming its Eastern border. South of Luxembourg is a land of green pastures and fat of the land.
The Flag Of The Grand Duchy Of Luxembourg
On the map of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a tiny triangle and is usually denoted by the number, the size of the country don’t allow them to fit on the map ten letters of its name.
With the modest size of the Duchy is considered one of the most successful financial States of the European Union . and the standard of living and well-being such that the larger European States are looking at Monaco with envy.
Luxembourg calendar full of various celebrations and festivals . The most fun of the traditional holidays of Luxembourg – Amesen (held Monday at Easter), Continue reading
We’ll talk about non-standard products-such as pizza. Pizza festival « Pizzafest ” is traditionally held in Naples, this year fans of Italian food will gather at the exhibition center d’oltremare September 8 to watch match of the best of pizzaiolo world, and, most importantly, taste as many pizzas as you want. The process of eating is accompanied by competitions and concerts.
If the pride of Italians — pizza, in Bavaria — this beer. Oktoberfest begins in September and ends in October. This year, beer lovers and the races will begin to celebrate on September 17. By tradition, the opening day of the festival, exactly at 12: 00, the mayor opens a barrel of beer. This symbolic action start “beer marathon”. Then begins the parade, which is led by a girl with a large bell, riding on a decorated horse.
For all days of the festival Munich immersed in beer, the participants consumed up to 7 million liters of the drink annually. Beer to drink while sitting at a long table under a huge tent. And costumed parades, processions shooters, racing, and concerts follow each other all 16 days. Don’t forget about the here and children. For them — ice cream and carousels.
A little deviate from edible theme and move on to the festivals dedicated Continue reading
Italian town of San Miniato is often called the “city of the white truffle”. Every year in November there is the traditional feast dedicated to these wonderful mushrooms, – the festival of the white truffle. It runs on Saturdays and Sundays throughout November. In San Miniato, the annual festival is prepared with the utmost care: organize numerous tastings and master-classes where they explain how to choose and prepare truffles and arrange truffle auction in which anyone can become the owner of your favorite mushroom, giving a solid amount. And maybe himself “hunt” for truffles under the guidance of experienced «triphala” (truffle hunter).
Oktoberfest or as Bayern themselves familiarly called him Wiesn, was first held on 12 October 1810 on the occasion of the wedding of crown Prince Ludwig. On the day of the wedding were invited to all the inhabitants of the city, which were built celebrations with free beer and horse races. The holiday was a success and Ludwig ordered to celebrate Oktoberfest every year.
However, the charity event did not last long, the celebration was transferred to the city government of Munich, and they quickly turned free beer paid for, and the holiday has become a commercial event, and then to this was the inclusion and fair. Since 1810 the annual Continue reading