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.
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|