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Celebration Friday 3 July

Picnic for presidency

Luxembourg assumes the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the 12th time in its history on 1 July. Official celebrations are launched on Friday.

Picnic for presidency

The celebrations to mark Luxembourg’s presidency of the Council of the European Union--its first since 2005--include a number of public events. The highlight on 3 July will be a huge European picnic on the place d’Armes as well as in front of the Maison de l’Europe, on the rue du Curé, the rue des Capucins and on the place du Théâtre.

Attendees will get to try specialities from all 28 European Union countries and can enjoy a happy hour starting at 4 p.m.

The Luxembourg City Tourist Office is organising musical entertainment in the form of Big Band Spectrum, SOS Fanfare-Jazz, the percussion ensemble of the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Nobbie Dixie Band.

The official launch of the presidency takes place at 6.30 p.m. with short speeches and a performance of the European hymn (Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’) by the Pueri cantores boys choir of the Conservatoire. Conducted by Pierre Nimax and featuring Sonia Weber (piano), alongside the Luxembourg Brass Ensemble.

The very same evening sees the inauguration of the Indoor-Outdoor art project on the place du Théâtre. Especially conceived for the presidency and for the public space on and around the place du Théâtre, the exhibition features some ten artists as well as a work by five students from the Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers.

Place d’Armes, place du Théâtre, rue du Curé, true des Capucins, Luxembourg-Centre

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