Nopeschfest, Neighbours’ Day

With spring, we all want to stay outside in the evening to enjoy the nice weather and beautiful evenings. So why not extend the evenings and party with our neighbors?

Good news, the Nopeschfest is back again this year. It will take place during the Pentecost weekend, from May 26 to 29, 2023 .

The Nopeschfest is coordinated by the Association Luxembourgeoise des Solidarités de Proximité (ALSP). More than 40 municipalities are participating.

Nopeschfest from 26 to 29 May 2023

Once again, neighbors will be able to get together at the Nopeschfest. During this neighborhood party, neighbors are invited to drink, eat and get to know each other in the streets of their neighborhood.

You don’t know your neighbors yet? This is the perfect time to meet them and make new friends.

What is the Nopeschfest?

The Nopeschfest is an opportunity to meet your neighbors and to spend a convivial moment with them. Organized in the heart of the neighborhood, in the street or the courtyard of your building, Neighbors’ Day is an opportunity to share a friendly meal and a drink together.

Regardless of age or nationality, everyone can participate in this good time of exchange between neighbors, without worrying about noise.

If the weather is nice, this is a great time to bring salads, quiches or drinks to share. The Nopeschfest is also the perfect opportunity to let your neighbors taste your specialties or those of your country. What better way to get to know each other?

Some neighborhood committees take the opportunity to meet in the local playground.

Once the party is over, you will have the satisfaction of finally getting to know your neighbors. You can then exchange much more than just a “Moien”.

Logistical support for the municipalities during the Neighbours’ Day

For this convivial event, the municipalities actively encourage the gathering of neighbors.

Tables, benches and sometimes even drinks are available on request from your local authority. You can also pick up invitations to distribute in your neighborhood mailboxes.

Roads may even be blocked for the occasion. Do not hesitate to report your initiatives to your municipality. All the necessary arrangements will be made to give the children their full place. They will be able to play without any risk and take over the street under the watchful eyes of the neighbors.

Take the initiative and organize a party in your neighborhood. Contact your local government for logistics and put small messages in your neighbors’ mailboxes. It will always be more fun to organize this event together.

And who knows? Could you make friends for life?

Invitations and downloads for advertising are available on the Nopeschfest website . You can also like the Facebook page and share your photos.

Guide to good neighbourliness in Luxembourg

No noise for your neighbors

Each municipality establishes time slots outside of which it is forbidden to make noise above a certain number of decibels. So as not to annoy your neighbors and to keep good relations, make sure to respect these schedules.

Check with your local government for details of the bylaw.

If you are having a party with your friends, remember to tell your neighbors beforehand. Respect the decibel level indicated, close your windows and turn down the sound from a certain time. Otherwise, you risk being visited by the Grand Ducal Police and fined. You can find the Grand Ducal regulations here.

Generally, gardening is allowed during the day and only on Saturdays. It is forbidden to mow your lawn or cut wood before 8am and after 6:30pm on Sundays and holidays.

You are not allowed to run your vehicle’s engine, even in front of your door. See here the winter regulations

Animals and Good Neighbours

Pets are members of the family in their own right.

Nevertheless, Please respect your neighbors and public spaces. Remember to pick up after your dog. Green spaces are not a dog toilet… Often the children of the neighborhood come to play there. So think of them and avoid leaving your favorite pet’s small (or big) needs lying around.

Educate your dog. Even if your neighbors’ gardens do not have a fence, it is a private space.

Similarly, if your neighbor’s cat invites itself into your home, avoid feeding it. Cats are independent animals. Imagine the disappointment of your neighbors and their children when their cat spends his days at your house because you feed him.

Cleanliness and respect for public and private spaces

Even if you are at home, it is unpleasant for your neighbors to walk past litter or objects lying around.

Remember to clean your front yard and clear out your clutter. Make the living environment pleasant for everyone. If you have any waste, check this page.

Conflict with your neighbor?

If you have a conflict with your neighbor, consider talking to him first. Explaining things and communicating in a friendly manner is often enough to prevent conflicts from escalating. It’s not possible and you’ve already tried? A mediator can help you.