Saint Peregrine’s day on the 16th of May used to mark the day for potato planting in the south of Sweden. In Lorenzburg and the surrounding areas this was the first day of releasing the cattle after the winter. A tradition of a ceremonial chase developed in relation to the events. Parties of numerous people … Continue reading Bind your dogs!
We wish Princess Sara Cygnoise de la Bosquet-Amterviche a happy birthday! Princess Sara grew up in Västra Ämtervik near the Värmlandish town of Sunne. She has a degree in fashion design from the Istituto Marangoni in London. The Princess lives in Karlstad and is currently the only person in Lorenzburg who holds a princely rank … Continue reading The birthday of H.S.H. Princess Sara
Many people begin their Easter celebrations on this day. The holiday allows for a few days of reflection on life’s transience as well as on the hope that is needed to navigate through the rougher terrains of human experience. Regardless of faith, and regardless of which political camp we choose to set up our tents in, … Continue reading An Easter greeting from H.S.H. Prince Frei
Here are two games that one can try when the next holiday is far away in the future, or if the world seems grey. Play DOOR if you are curious of what lies beyond your everyday life, and play COLOR if you need to challenge the grey matter in your brain in order to better … Continue reading Two games for the explorers of the world!
Dear citizens and friends of Lorenzburg, We celebrate our little nation on the spring equinox every year, which means that the holiday falls on different dates. This year the holiday’s celebrations were planned for the 20th of March but the present Covid-19 situation forces us to cancel any official programs. At this point we have … Continue reading Spring returns again – we celebrate the national holiday of Lorenzburg
On the first of December in 2014 we announced that the new micronation of Lorenzburg had established its borders around the city section of Lorensberg in the Swedish city of Karlstad. Since that day, six years ago, we have strived to contribute to a more playful, magical and colorful world. The lore of how Lorenzburg … Continue reading Lorenzburg celebrates six years as a micronation!
Today is our entirely well-beloved princely cousin Count Rune Bartenberg’s birthday – Vivat et Prosit Tibi! His Coat of arms features Or, a full beard and three up-turned fire steels azure, from each steel issues a red fire spark gules. In order to celebrate this great man the people of Sweden and Lorenzburg consumes vast … Continue reading Happy Count Bartenberg Day!
The coming weekend of 9 -10 May, Lorenzburg’s recently founded Institute for Speculative Ethnology invites the public to participate in a dramatization of the ancient Lorenzburgian celebration of St Peregrine’s day. Saint Peregrine’s day on the 16th of May used to mark the day for potato planting in the south of Sweden. In Lorenzburg and the … Continue reading People and Wolves in Gothenburg!