Despite the tiny size, Luxembourg has plenty of festivals and holidays. In general, the traditional festivals are an amusing fusion between France and Germany but still have a local twist. Most of the holidays and festivals in the country are not included in any guidebook. However, if you come during this time, this means that your vacation is right in time. Here are some of the festivals all year round in Luxembourg.
Festivals and holidays in Luxembourg are mostly held around the Easter holiday. Starting from Bonfire day which held in the first Sunday after Lent. Around 75% of the total population will celebrate the festival by burning a huge pile of wood with some leftover from Christmas three. The next festival is pretzel day or Bretzesonndeg and dadu online which is part of Lent tradition. Other festivals in spring are Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday, Emaischen or Pottery Birds, Oktave Market, and Ascension Day.
in Eastern town of Luxembourg, Echternach town, people will celebrate Whit Tuesday with dancing festivals in Mid-May. On June 23, the country will celebrate National Day to commemorate the Grand Duchess Charlotte. From spring to late summer, there is a summer wine festival in which you can taste traditional Luxembourg food, local wine, and beer, and also live music. Other festivals in summer are Schueberfouer, Festivals de Wiltz, and Echternach International festival.
Not many festivals held in fall, but Luxembourg celebrates Vianden Medieval Festival. This year, the festival is held from 28 July to 5 August. The festival is the largest in Luxembourg with various events throughout the week such as campfire, combat shows, calligraphy shows, juggling, and many more. Another festival in fall is Nut Market which celebrates the harvest of walnut in Veiner Nessmoort nut market.
Winter in Luxembourg has plenty of festivals such as Christmas holidays and New Year’s Day. Other festivals in winter are Three King’s Day or Draikinneksdag, Liichtmess, dan Fuesent. One thing not to miss during winter festival is the Christmas market which has German influence with full of gift huts. Every year during Christmas, the Grand Duke Henri will give a speech on the Christmas Eve to greet citizens.
Another great festival in the country is Fuesent which is a pre-Lent celebration similar to the neighboring countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, and German. The festival is full of carnival with the people dress in costumes. This festival usually starts on Candlemas and end on Ash Wednesday.