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Princesse EuropeThe European quarter of Strasbourg provides considerable richness in the realms of art and architecture little known to the public. Few people know where to find a segment of the Berlin Wall, and even fewer know the statue representing the Princess Europa on the back of Zeus in the form of a bull. From the European Parliament's Palace of Europe, to the Court of Human Rights, discover the works of art that are part of the European district of Strasbourg.
 
 

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France's National Holiday

Since 1880 the French National Holiday has been held on the 14th of July.
12 May 1880, Deputy Benjamin Raspail proposed a law that declared July 14th as the National Holiday. The law was signed by 64 Deputies and adopted by the General Assembly on June 8th, and it was adopted by the Senate on June 29th.
A parade of military troops takes place on July 14th on the Champs-Elysée.

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    • 14 july 2015

      France's National Holiday

    • Since 1880 the French National Holiday has been held on the 14th of July.
      12 May 1880, Deputy Benjamin Raspail proposed a law that declared July 14th as the National Holiday. The law was signed by 64 Deputies and adopted by the General Assembly on June 8th, and it was adopted by the Senate on June 29th.
      A parade of military troops takes place on July 14th on the Champs-Elysée.
    • 21 july 2015

      Belgium's National Holiday

    • The oath of Leopold Saxe-Gotha-Coborg is celebrated on the Belgian National Holiday, which occurred on 21 July 1831. In this oath Leopold swore to remain faithful to the Constitution.
      Immediately after the Napoleonic Wars, modern-day Belgium was part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, but the Dutch Army was defeated during the Belgian Revolution of 1830, after which Belgium declared its independence.
      The following year, 1831, Leopold of Saxe-Gotha-Coborg became the first King of Belgium under the name of Leopold I.
    • 20 august 2015

      Hungary's National Holiday

    • On August 20th, 1000, Saint Stephen I of Hungary (Szent István), founded the Christian Kingdom of Hungary after he vanquished a revolt of the pagan Magyar aristocracy. He imposed Christianity in Hungary, although at times it came at the cost of heavy fighting against Hungarian pagan followers of shamanism.
      On this National Holiday, one can admire the river and air parade on the Danube or the procession that carries the Holy Dextre, the national relic in the neighborhood of St: Stephen's Basilica, where some people often dress in folk costume.