Luxembourg National Anthem

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Anthem History

"Ons Heemecht" was first performed in 1864. the same year the country was first formed, and adopted as the anthem that year. (The anthem was recently officially named "Ons Heemecht" over the old spelling "Ons Hémécht".)

Anthem Lyrics

(in French)

Où l'Our arose champs et prés,

Où la douce Moselle,

Baigne le roc du flanc doré,

Où le vin etincelle,

C'est mon pays au sang loyal

Mon âme en est remplie,

C'est mon foyer, mon sol natal,

C'est ma chère patrie.

Anthem Lyrics English

Where the Alzette slowly flows,


The Sura plays wild pranks,


Where fragrant vineyards amply grow


On the Mosella’s banks ;


There lies the land for which we would


Dare everything down here,


Our own, our native land which ranks


Deeply in our hearts.



O Thou above whose powerful hand


Makes States or lays them low,


Protect this Luxembourger land


From foreign yoke and woe.


Your spirit of liberty bestow


On us now as of yore.


Let Freedom’s sun in glory glow


For now and evermore.

Luxembourg Flag

Flag Date of Adoption 23 June 1972
Flag Symbolism three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and light blue; similar to the flag of the Netherlands, which uses a darker blue and is shorter; design was based on the flag of France

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