Good news for all Bazaar fans: the International Bazaar is back! After a year of absence due to the Covid crisis, the new edition of the The International Bazaar will take place on Friday 26 November from 18:00 to 21:00, on Saturday 27 November from 10:00 to 20:00 and on Sunday 28 November from 11:00 to 18:00 at LuxExpo the Box, in the Kirchberg district. Placed under the High Patronage of HRH The Grand Duchess, the International Bazaar is an opportunity to raise funds for social and humanitarian projects .
The International Bazaar is a CovidCheck event.
Animations, crafts and tombola
Every year, the Luxembourg population flocks to LuxExpo to take part in one of the most eagerly awaited multicultural events of the year . Usually, around 30,000 visitors come to the many international stands set up at LuxExpo over the weekend. Run by more than 1,500 volunteers, representative of the communities present in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the International Bazaar is a meeting place. It is also an ideal opportunity for long-time residents and newcomers to Luxembourg to experience the multicultural richness of Luxembourg in one place. Besides the festive moment, it is also an event not to be missed to participate in a charity. The funds raised are used to finance social and humanitarian projects. In 2019, 600,000 euros were raised and donated to over 70 charities!
This year, the Bazaar will take place in a reduced form with only 38 stands instead of the usual fifty. Nevertheless, it will still be possible to buy typical handicrafts from the countries represented and to enjoy local specialities.
In addition, you can participate in the tombola and win prizes offered by the various stands. Bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, golf lessons, travel vouchers, television, digital tablet, … Who will be the lucky winners?
History of the International Bazaar in Luxembourg
Thechurch has always held small local fairs to raise money for charities. Since the 1960s and following a change in its policy on the reception of foreignersThese small, organized fairs evolved into a large organization that became the International Bazaar over time.
Today, more than 1,500 volunteers of all nationalities join the event every year. They contribute to making the Bazaar a place where cultural diversity only grows over the years. Thanks to this creative energy, this event now offers a climate conducive to encounters and multiculturalism .
After starting with 8 stands of different nationalities in 1963, the International Bazaar now brings together more than 60 nationalities under its roof. A common goal: to share their culture, their specialties and their crafts.
Cultural diversity at the Luxembourg International Bazaar
According to its organisers, the Bazaar offers “the opportunity to explore new cultures without leaving Luxembourg”. During your visit to the International Bazaar, you will be able to visit many countries, listen to their music, taste their specialties and buy their handicrafts. Every year at LuxExpo The Box in Kirchberg, many stands of different nationalities are present to showcase their native culture.
“ Luxembourg is enriched by the mix between its indigenous culture and that of the foreigners who reside in the country. A country where everyone benefits from the cultural richness of others.”
Expatriates inform you about the reasons to come to the International Bazaar!
“At the Italian stand you can find local handmade Italian crafts. We go there to find bags fromItalian artisans who produce beautiful, good quality bags. You can also find gloves, scarves, home decor, tablecloths, silverware! And of course Italian culinary specialties.”
“The Argentina Stand, which has been participating for many years, awaits you with open arms to give you a warm welcome in a Tango atmosphere. They present you the design handicraft, all the flavours of Argentina, the good Argentine wine… Always a lot of surprises! We look forward to seeing many of you!”
“Every year, the Japanese stand participates in the Bazaar. There is a large selection of Japanese goods, such as paintings, clothing and fashion accessories. There will be food and drinks, such as sushi, sake, tea, and more. Plus, there will be things planned to entertain the little ones! “
“All the senses are tested on the French stand. A real tactile, visual, gourmet and olfactory journey, it is all the traditional French know-how that is honoured. The stand is placed under the sign of elegance and French savoir-vivre. You can also find leather goods (bags, gloves, belts), silk from Lyon, but also gastronomy made in France (champagne, foie gras, cheese and other delicacies). All of this is of course offered for the benefit of charities. “Elisabeth, France
“With more than 5000 years of history, China provides a rich variety of cultural and material products. The “Four Treasures of Study” (Chinese brush, still, paper and ink) represent the principle of Education. Quality silk items decorated with Chinese prints are also on display. Different dishes from different regions of China are offered and illustrate the cultural richness of the country and the differences in culture between its inhabitants. It’s almost impossible to fully describe all 56 ethnicities in China on a small booth, but in any case, a part of our culture and its products are present.”
Do you want to know the stands participating in the International Bazaar? Visit the International Bazaar page.