Main feasts and celebrations in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a country that can keep its traditions alive and celebrate traditional events in a festive and popular way. These traditional festivals are widely attended by the local resident population and give rise to lively and festive celebrations.

The whole year is marked by parties, often from the Catholic religious tradition of the country but not only, or festive events in the towns and villages of Luxembourg.

Check the annual calendar of festivals and other events not to be missed in Luxembourg.

The multiplicity of cultures in Luxembourg makes these celebrations and other meetings all the more interesting and friendly as they allow people of various nationalities to get to know each other and to exchange around local dishes such as grilled sausages or potato galettes, to savour with local beer or Crémant.

Bank holidays in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

New Year Eve 1st of January
Easter Monday (see Esater traditions) in March, April
Labor Day 1st of May
Ascension Day (see Pilgrimage of Notre-Dame de Fatima, attended by portuguese community in Luxembourg) in April, May
Whit Monday (see pilgrimage in Echternach and its dancing procession) in May, June
Luxembourg National Day 23rd of June
Assumption 15th of August
All Saints’ Day 1st of November
Christmas (see Christmas Markets) 25th of December
Saint Etienne 26th of December

Usual holidays in Luxembourg

With traditions still very present in Luxembourg, the practice still knows some local festivals or festivals of use.

These days are not necessarily granted by the employer to his staff. This one remains thus free to decide if the employees are or not exempted from work on those days.

Carnival day in February
 Easter Good Friday in March, April
on feast day in September
All Souls’ Day (2nd of November