National Day!

It’s National Day in Luxembourg! (We posted three times about National Day 2009 — one, two, three — and once in 2010.)

Perhaps this is a good time to note that, for the first time since the 18th Century, the rules of succession for the throne of Luxembourg have changed.

Other than that, we suspect that this National Day will be much like the previous two. The champagne (excuse me, crémant) bottle in the bin at the bus stop is a sign that the Eve of National Day transpired as expected.

Almost every business is closed, in observance of the holiday. A local bank honored the Grand Ducal family in its revolving door.

Fun Fact: By coincidence, today is also a holiday in most of Germany! The rest of Europe had to carry on by itself…