Good news for all Bazaar fans: the International Bazaar is back! The new edition of the International Bazaar will take place from November 11 to 13, 2022.
Placed under the High Patronage of HRH The Grand Duchess, the International Bazaar is an opportunity to spend a good time with family and to finance social and humanitarian projects.
Animations and international crafts to finance associations
Every year, Luxembourg residents flock to one of the most anticipated multicultural events of the year: the International Bazaar!
This year it will take place :
- Friday, November 11 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Saturday, November 12 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Sunday, November 13 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
at LuxExpo The box, in Luxembourg Kirchberg.
This year again, more than 30,000 visitors are expected to visit the international stands. Run by more than 1,500 volunteers, the stalls of the International Bazaar are an invitation to good humour and to meet people. Each foreign community presents its country and culture.
This year again, more than 60 countries are represented. At each stand, you will be able to buy traditional products from the countries represented clothing, jewelry, accessories. This is the perfect opportunity to buy original gifts for the holidays!
You can also enjoy delicious local food or make donations directly.
Traditional music and dance performances are also scheduled throughout the weekend.
The sale of typical items allows us to raise funds to finance a number of projects proposed by various associations.
Each year, nearly 600,000 euros are collected and donated to more than 70 associations and charities!
History of the International Bazaar in Luxembourg
But due to a change in the policy of welcoming foreigners, these small local fairs evolved from the 1960s. And a vast organization was set up. In fact, it has become over time the International Bazaar of Luxembourg.
After starting with 8 stands of different nationalities in 1963, the International Bazaar now brings together more than 60 nationalities. A common goal: to share their culture, their specialties and their crafts and to offer their help for associative projects.
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 meeting and multiculturalism. The spirit is to celebrate and to help each other.
Cultural diversity at the Luxembourg International Bazaar
According to its organizers, the Bazaar offers “the opportunitytoexplore 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. Numerous stands of different nationalities highlight their culture of origin.
The International Bazaar is also an ideal opportunity for all residents to experience the multicultural richness of Luxembourg. But, in addition to the festive moment, it is also an unmissable event to participate in a charity.
“Luxembourg is enriched by the mixture of its indigenous culture and that of the foreigners who reside in the country. A country where everyone benefits from the cultural richness of others.”
Why 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 like 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. “
“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.
Do you like multicultural events? Participate in the migration festival.