Main festivals and celebrations in Luxembourg

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 11 public holidays in the year. Take the opportunity to taste many Luxembourgish specialties!

Dräikinneksdag – Epiphany

Enjoy delicious pastries and elect your king/queen of the day

January, 6th

Liichtmëssdag and Candlemas

For the greatest joy of children… and gourmets..

February, 2nd

Fuesend Carnival time  Fuessonndeg and Fuesméindeg

February /March

Buergbrennen – Lent Sunday

Attend the pyres in villages to burn winter


Bretzelsonndeg – Bretzel Sunday  Buergsonndeg

Offer a pretzel to your lover to declare your love!


Easter traditions Pallemsonndeg, Ouschteren and Weissouschteren and Emaischen – Emmaus Day

Easter bunny, rattles and whistling birds


Oktav Pilgrimage in Luxembourg-City

Most important religious event of the Greater Region


Notre-Dame-de-Fatima Pilgrimage in Wiltz – Ascension Thursday (Christ Himmelfahrt)

Pilgrimage for the Portuguese community


Sprangprëssessioun in Echternach – Whit Tuesday

Tuesday procession of Pentecost* (Péngschtsonnden and Péngschtmeinden) listed as a UNESCO World Heritage


Luxembourgish National Day – Nationalfeierdag

Military parade, religious service, torchlight procession, fireworks and shows: come celebrate the birthday of the Grand Duke

June, 23rd

Schueberfouer, biggest funfair in Luxembourg-City

Real institution in Luxembourg, a family event not to be missed!

August -September

De Kleeschen, Saint Nicholas day Niklosdag

Highly anticipated by the children, he brings sweets and gifts accompagnied bt the “Black Peter”

December, 6th

Christmas period with Advents Markets – Chreschtdag et Stiewesdag

Enjoy the magic of Christmas and it Advents Markets

End of November until December, 25th

*public holiday




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