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Culture

Luxembourg lies in the borderland between the French and German cultural spheres, and is characterized by both. Luxembourgish writers have worked and work partly in the country's language, Luxembourg, and partly in German or French.

The national poet is Michel Lentz (1820-1893), who wrote in Luxembourg. Recent successors include Pol Greisch and René Kartheiser.

  • Countryaah: Latest population statistics of Luxembourg, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.

One of the foremost German-speaking lyricists is Anise Koltz, who has oriented herself to German culture in her works. Edmond Dune (1914–1988), like Nic Klecker, is regarded as the most significant French-speaking writers and lyricists.

The dance procession in Echternach, a Catholic tradition during Pentecost, is included in the UN body's UNESCO list of intellectual property heritage.

  • Songaah: List and lyrics of songs related to the country name of Luxembourg. Artists and albums are also included.

Culture of Luxembourg2018

December

New old government takes office

December 5

Xavier Bettel formally takes up his second term as prime minister. He leads the same government coalition as in the first period, with liberals, social democrats and environmentalists. Among the government's election promises include making Luxembourg the first country in the world where all public transport is free, legalizing cannabis and introducing two new holidays.

October

Bettel gets government assignment

October 25th

The Grand Duke formally appoints Prime Minister Xavier Bettel as "formateur", which means he is given the assignment to form a new government. It is expected to be completed by the end of November or by the beginning of December.

Parliamentary elections are held

October 14

When parliamentary elections are held, the Christian Democratic CSV becomes the largest with 28.3 percent of the vote and 21 of the 60 seats. Socialist LSAP gets 17.6 percent (10 seats), Liberal Democratic Party 16.9 percent (12), Greens 15.1 percent (9), National Conservative ADR 8.3 percent (4), Pirate Party 6.4 percent (2) and the Left 5.5 percent (2). For the Pirate Party it means a debut in Parliament. The turnout is 89.7 percent.

September

The Foreign Minister accuses Italy of fascism

September 16th

Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn is angering Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who he is accusing of "fascist" methods. The dispute between the two began a few days earlier when at an EU meeting in Vienna, Salvini called African migrants "slaves", which prompted Asselborn to loudly protest. Asselborn advocates continued immigration as a way for Europe to cope with the aging population, while Salvini belongs to the xenophobic party Lega and wants to put an end to migration.

 

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