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« Bretzelssonndeg » - Bretzels’ sunday

In the middle of Lent every man offers his girlfriend or wife a bretzel. On Easter Day, in return she must give him a huge Easter egg filled with chocolate...

« Buergsonndeg » - Lent Sunday

First Sunday after Carnival. The “Buergen” are huge stakes with a big cross in the middle. They’re lit at dusk on the hills above the city (in the Pétrusse...

Christmas Market

The Christmas market takes place on several places of the city.

De Kleeschen - St Nicholas Day (6 december)

This celebration is almost more important than the 25th of December in Luxembourg and in eastern France. The patron saint of school children, symbolized by an...

« Dräikinneksdag » - Epiphany

On January 6, the Twelfth Night cake tasted, frangipane cake containing a bean or a figurine and accompanied by a gold cardboard crown. The person who finds...

« Eimaischen » - Emmäus day

Traditional market on Easter Monday in two towns of the country: Rue du Marché-aux-Poissons in the old City of Luxembourg and in Nospelt, a small town near...

« Fuesend » - Carnival time

Normally takes place 2nd February until Ash Wednesday. Children put on costumes and parties take place all over the country.

« Klibberen »

From Maundy Thursday, this tradition gets children wave their clappers and noisemakers as they go through the streets of their village whilst waiting for the...

L'Octave

The Octave, celebrated in honor of the Mother of God, is the most important religious event of the year. During fifteen days, during the second half of April,...

« Liichtmëssdag » - Candlemas

On February 2nd, children will “liichten” (celebrate the light). With “Liichtebengelcher” (candles) or more elaborate lanterns, they go from one house to...

National holiday (23 June)

The day before, do not miss the Freedefeier (fireworks) fired from the Adolphe bridge. During the evening (22nd June), the capital is full of joy, fun and...

Notre-Dame de Fatima - Pilgrimage of the Portuguese community

A modest sanctuary was built in July 1952 by the inhabitants of Wiltz, high above the town, in the middle of the countryside, at the place named “op Bassent”....

Schueberfouer

The “Schueberfouer” is the largest and oldest funfair in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as it 1st began over six centuries ago. The fair starts at the end of...

« Sprangpressessioun » - Whit Tuesday

Internationally renowned dancing procession, which takes place in Echternach. Pilgrims play and dance for nearly three hours in the streets of the religious...

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