« Buergsonndeg » – Lent Sunday
The Brandons Festival or Buergbrennen announces the end of winter in Luxembourg
First Sunday of Lent (Christian tradition before Easter) after Carnival in Luxembourg, you can attend the Buergbrennen in the Luxembourg villages.
Really spectacular, this tradition consists of burning enomes bonfires to symbolically chase the winter. The “Buergen”, with a large cross at the top, are made of straw, branches or pieces of wood to represent a castle.
This Luxembourg tradition brings together thousands of people who, after dark, attend the pyre around local dishes, in order to symbolically burn the winter.
This year the Buergbrennen will take place on the weekend of February 17-18, at the end of February school holidays.