The Schueberfouer is the largest funfair in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. From late August to early September, visitors flock to the fairground at Champ du Glacis to experience the magical atmosphere of the Luxembourg City fun fair, which covers a whopping 4 hectares in the heart of the city. The Schueberfouer is also a hotbed of popular and innovative gastronomy. Visitors come to eat delicious Gromperekichelcher: the famous quintessentially Luxembourgish potato pancakes. The City of Luxembourg, which organises the Schueberfouer each year, is proud to offer visitors and locals alike a wonderful mix of tradition, gastronomy and thrills – there's nothing quite like it anywhere else in Europe. Source
Summer in the City
This year the summer program in the capital opens on Friday, 14 th of June 2019 with the ‘Fête de la Musique’. A multitude of stages will be erected in the city center, but also, and above all, in the residential areas of the capital, to be closer to the people, to bring the idea of the ‘Fête de la Musique’ to the public. As usual, all kinds of music will be performed. During the program ‘Summer in the City 2019’, the city of Luxembourg will vibrate with an extensive program of open-air concerts, international music festivals, theatre and street arts, open-air shows, exhibitions, markets, folkloric and popular festivals, not to mention a wide array of tourist attractions. All events labelled ‘Summer in the City’ are the result of a close collaboration between various players in the capital and many institutional and private partners. Source
Ouschtersonndeg (Easter Sunday)
The most popular customs are the colouring of the eggs, which are hidden in the garden for the children to find and the game of egg tapping (Técken), in which hard-boiled Easter eggs are tapped against each other. He or she wohse egg retains its intact shell the logest is crowned the winner.
Éimaischen (Easter Monday)
The famous pottery fair takes place in Luxembourg City and in Nospelt. The traditional clay figures in the shape of a bird, which produce a tone when blown into, come in a wide range of artistic styles.
Like their neighbours, Luxembourgers love to celebrate Carnival, which traditionally takes place from 2 February ('Liichtmëssdag' or Candlemas Day) through to Ash Wednesday ('Aschermëttwoch', in early March). During this period, including the 'Fuessonnden' (Carnival Sunday) and 'Fuesméinden' (Carnival Monday), Luxembourgish associations organise a multitude of masked balls, parades and cavalcades for both children and adults. The best-known cavalcades are those in Diekirch, Schifflange, Esch-sur-Alzette, Remich and Pétange. The masked balls at three other places are particularly well-known as meeting places for 'fools': Echternach, Vianden and Wormeldange. Don't forget to sample typical Luxembourgish Carnival goodies, including: Verwurrelt Gedanken (scrambled thoughts) — knots of pastry sprinkled with icing sugar, Nonnefäscht (nuns' farts) — doughnuts sprinkled with icing sugar, Täertelcher — doughnuts, Maisercher — mouse-shaped donuts, and Stretzegebäck — small cakes made of pastry that is scalded before being baked. The end of Carnival each year is marked by the burning of the 'Stréimännchen' (straw man): on Ash Wednesday, hundreds of Luxembourgers head for Remich for this joyful 'killing' which marks the end of winter as well as the end of Carnival. Carnival continues until the 4th Sunday during Lent (Halleffaaschten), also known as Bretzelsonndeg (pretzel Sunday). from luxembourg.public.lu
During the festive season, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, in close collaboration with the City of Luxembourg, offers more than 200 concerts and events in the heart of the Christmas markets in Luxembourg City. The "Winterlights" festival turns the city into a magical and wonderful setting with thousands of lights. The Christmas markets offer a diversified program of activities and concerts for young and old. This year, the program evolves around three main themes: children's activities, concerts and walking acts. To provide better orientation to visitors, a description of the animation genre has been added to the themes for example: brass band/harmony, choir, live music or workshop. Join us, we have something in store for every taste… from luxembourg-city.com
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