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Andorra National Holiday

Description 1278 - formed under the joint suzerainty of the French count of Foix and the Spanish bishop of Urgel.

Suzerainty (soĆ³-zer-en-tee, -ze-rayn'-tee) is a situation in which a region or people is a tributary to a more powerful entity which allows the tributary some limited domestic autonomy but controls its foreign affairs. The more powerful entity in the suzerainty relationship, or the head of state of that more powerful entity, is called a suzerain. The term suzerainty was originally used to describe the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and its surrounding regions. It differs from sovereignty in that the tributary has some (limited) self-rule. As well a suzerain can mean a feudal lord, to whom vassals must pay tribute.
Date Mon, September 8, 2003
Repeat Type Yearly
Priority 5-Medium
Access Public
Category National Holiday*
Created by Gary Hill
Updated Sat, May 31, 2008 2:20pm GMT
Participants National Holidays
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