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Andorra National Day

The Principality of Andorra, located in the Pyrénées Mountains between France and Spain, was founded by the Emperor Charlemagne. The people of Andorra celebrate their National Day by honoring Jungfrau von Meritxell, their patron saint. Pilgrims climb to her hilltop sanctuary near the villages of Encamp and Canillo, where her statue was found by a shepherd under an almond tree blooming out of season. The pilgrims stop to refresh themselves with drinks that have been cooled in the nearby springs, and after the sermon they celebrate by dancing and eating lamb grilled on slabs of slate. More...
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Andorra National Day
Andorra National Day
September 8
The Principality of Andorra, located in the PyrÉnÉes Mountains between France and Spain, was founded by the Emperor Charlemagne, who recovered the region from the Muslims in 803. ( See also St. Charlemagne's Day.) His son later granted part of his empire to the Spanish bishop of Urgell, and by the late 13th century the citizens of Andorra were ruled by two princes, one in Spain and one in France. Until recently, the principality had been governed jointly by the bishop of Urgell and the king, and, later, the president of France.
On September 8, 1278, Andorra's first constitutional document, known as the "Pareatges," was signed. Among other things, it stated that each of the co-rulers would receive a token tribute each year known as the Questia. Originally, the French king received $2 biennially; the bishop $8, plus six hams, six cheeses, and 12 hens in alternate years. On March 14, 1993, the people of Andorra voted to abandon this mode of government and institute a parliamentary system.
The people of Andorra celebrate their National Day by honoring Jungfrau von Meritxell, their patron saint. Pilgrims climb to her hilltop sanctuary near the villages of Encamp and Canillo, where her statue was found by a shepherd under an almond tree (some say a rose bush) blooming out of season. The pilgrims stop to refresh themselves with drinks that have been cooled in the nearby springs, and after the sermon they celebrate by dancing and eating lamb grilled on slabs of slate.
CONTACTS:
Ministry of Tourism
C/ Prat de la Creu, 62-64
Andorra la Vella, AD500 Andorra
376-875-700; fax: 376-860-184
www.andorra.ad/en-US/Pages/default.aspx
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 151

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Andorra is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 km2 (181 sq mi) and a population of approximately 85,000. Its capital Andorra la Vella is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 ft) above sea level. The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken.

Some interesting facts are:

Andorra does not have its own army therefore Spain and France defend it with their own militaries.

The country of Andorra boasts of a 100% literacy rate.


Andorra is a duty free zone and that makes it a country free of restrictions in terms of duties. However, you will have to follow the restrictions imposed by France or Spain, if you’re leaving from either of the two countries.

Andorra is ranked fourth in the world when it comes to human life expectancy. The expected life span of a person in Andorra is 82 years of age.

By law the male head of each family in Andorra is required to own a gun in case of attack or emergency.

Out of each year Andorra commonly receives 300 days of sunshine.

The culture of Andorra is Catalan. The famous folk dances include contrapàs and marratxa.

Our Lady of Meritxell Day is the important national holiday in Andorra. It is celebrated annually on 8 September.

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