Luxembourg is a surprising mix: a country of traditions, anchored in its historical rural culture, but also a modern country, perfectly adapted to the changes of our century. Its urban development and the quality of its infrastructure, its willingness to join a space program can attest to this. But, Luxembourg is a country which knows how to keep its traditions and customs, often linked to its religious traditions.
Due to the multicultural development of Luxembourg, other festivals have been added to Luxembourgish folklore. Luxembourg residents are keen of parties and there is no weekend without folkloric or festive events.
Find below the main traditional Luxembourgish festivals that you can attend or participate in Luxembourg, often coupled with the 10 public holidays in the year. Take the opportunity to taste many Luxembourgish specialties!
Enjoy delicious pastries and elect your king/queen of the day
For the greatest joy of children… and gourmets..
Attend the pyres in villages to burn winter
Bretzelsonndeg – Bretzel Sunday Buergsonndeg
Offer a pretzel to your lover to declare your love!
Easter bunny, rattles and whistling birds
|April / May|
Most important religious event of the Greater Region
Notre-Dame-de-Fatima Pilgrimage in Wiltz – Ascension Thursday (Christ Himmelfahrt)
Pilgrimage for the Portuguese community
|April / May|
Tuesday procession of Pentecost* (Péngschtsonnden and Péngschtmeinden) listed as a UNESCO World Heritage
|May / June|
Military parade, religious service, torchlight procession, fireworks and shows: come celebrate the birthday of the Grand Duke
Real institution in Luxembourg, a family event not to be missed!
|August / September|
Highly anticipated by the children, he brings sweets and gifts accompagnied bt the “Black Peter”
Christmas period with Advents Markets – Chreschtdag et Stiewesdag
Enjoy the magic of Christmas and it Advents Markets
|End of November until December, 25th|