The Europe Day

On May 9, we commemorate Europe Day in memory of the Schuman Declaration. A day celebrated according to each city's unique customs and country.

The 9 May 2022

The Schuman Declaration

In order to understand the importance of Europe Day, it is necessary to be aware of the high stakes during which the Schuman Declaration was created. This declaration is considered to be the founding text of the construction of modern Europe. As its name indicates, the declaration was made by Robert Schuman, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, on May 9, 1950. The goal was to create a European organization that would pool-specific French and German productions to encourage peace on the continent. In 1951, the declaration was adopted. However, it was not until 1985 that the European Commission decided to celebrate this date under the name of Europe Day.

Celebrating unity and peace

May 9 is, therefore, an opportunity to celebrate the unity and peace born between different European countries. Each country and each city organizes the day’s activities in a unique way. The festivities are varied and will please the whole family. In Luxembourg, for example, May 9 is a public holiday. No matter how you celebrate Europe Day, you celebrate the peace that unites us all today!

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