The 22:nd of May is the United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity. The purpose of this theme day is to act as a reminder of the importance of biological diversity for the wellbeing of all life on Earth. Around 20% of the world’s species are endangered, and around one species on average go extinct every … Continue reading The International Day for Biological Diversity
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 22 April 2009 The General Assembly, Reaffirming Agenda 21, and the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (“Johannesburg Plan of Implementation”) Recalling also its resolution 60/192 of 22 December 2005 proclaiming 2008 the International Year of Planet Earth, Acknowledging that the Earth and its ecosystems … Continue reading The UN International Mother Earth Day
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits … Continue reading π-day!
Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo first premiered in the Italian city of Mantua on the 24th of February in 1607. L’Orfeo is an allegorical opera in five parts and the plot is centered around the young demigod Orpheus, who defies even the laws of the underworld to bring back his beloved Eurydice. The opera was written in the borderland between … Continue reading The Music Innovatory of Lorenzburg Celebrates a lively 412-year-old!
It is said that Midsummer is the most magical time of the year. The elves dare to come closer to the houses of the Children of Eve, the trolls adorn their tails with linden tree blossoms and honeysuckle and the supernatural violinist “Näcken” evokes strands of notes from his fiddle. Beware if you plan to … Continue reading Happy Midsummer’s Eve from Lorenzburg!
The first batch of fragrant velvet mouches from the Princely Perfumery has arrived! Now, anyone can delight in the elegance and court culture of Lorenzburg’s history! We will soon open a shop where one can purchase souvenirs, flags and, of course, velvet beauty patches from the Princely Perfumery! In ancient days sumptuary laws regulated how many of … Continue reading First batch of velvet mouches from the Princely Perfumery of Lorenzburg!
The national anthem of Lorenzburg makes references to the constellation Corona Borealis (Northern Crown) and the banner known as the Oriflamme. Here is a translation of the lyrics from Swedish into English. In the translation the meaning of the text has been prioritized over rhythm and rhymes that are present in the original language. We … Continue reading There was no fairer Tabernacle! (The national anthem of Lorenzburg)
Today is the international Down Syndrome Day, a day that is also known as Lots of Socks. Down syndrome is also known as trisomy 21, and it is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. Hence it is celebrated in the 21:st of March (21/3). The day is dedicated to … Continue reading Lots of Socks in Lorenzburg 2018!
Blazon: Argent three chevrons azure, a charge heart gules overlaid with a Lyoness statant et guardant Argent, crowned with an open crown Or and a dexter turned suckling lion cub Or. The shield crowned with a baron’s crown Proper. Dexter shield supporter a gryphon part the lion Or and part the Eagle azure, sinister shield … Continue reading Dr. Lucy Lyons is created Baroness in Lorenzburg