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Echternach Dancing Procession

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2014

Held each Whit Tuesday since medieval times, this is an unusual dancing pro ......

Held each Whit Tuesday since medieval times, this is an unusual dancing procession with obscure origins, the cultural significance of which has been recognised with a UNESCO listing. Believed to pay homage to the city’s founder St Willibrord, teams of dancers dressed in white and interspersed by bands, hop and skip together around the town streets and up to his tomb in the abbey basilica. Around 12,000 dancers and musicians take part.

Venue:
Central Echternach.

Address:
Echternach, Luxembourg

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Summer in the City

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 - September 2014

Staged at a number of indoor and outdoor venues across the centre of Luxemb ......

Staged at a number of indoor and outdoor venues across the centre of Luxembourg City, this is a three-month series of musical events that take place throughout the summer. Most performances are free – for an agenda, pick up a free brochure from the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, or visit the website.

Venue:
Various locations, Luxembourg City.

Address:
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Event cost:
Varies, mainly free.

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Summer in the City

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 - September 2014

Staged at a number of indoor and outdoor venues across the centre of Luxemb ......

Staged at a number of indoor and outdoor venues across the centre of Luxembourg City, this is a three-month series of musical events that take place throughout the summer. Most performances are free – for an agenda, pick up a free brochure from the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, or visit the website.

Venue:
Various locations, Luxembourg City.

Address:
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Event cost:
Varies, mainly free.

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Luxembourg National Day

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014

A national holiday held to celebrate the Grand Duke of Luxembourg’s offic ......

A national holiday held to celebrate the Grand Duke of Luxembourg’s official birthday. The day itself is a fairly formal occasion, but parties are held across the country the evening before (22nd), lasting into the early hours. The centrepiece of the celebrations is in Luxembourg City, where a large musical firework display starts at 2330, centred on Pont Adolphe.

Venue:
Nationwide.

Address:
Luxembourg

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Vianden Medieval Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2014 - August 2014

Held over eight days in early August, the centre of Vianden and the grounds ......

Held over eight days in early August, the centre of Vianden and the grounds of its castle are transformed into a large medieval market and funfair, with stalls leather goods, toy swords, jewellery and hot snacks. There are also demonstrations of weaving, a smithy, and recreations of sword and axe fights, as well as a chance to try archery. Despite the name, the festival’s historical origins only stretch back one decade.

Venue:
Grand Rue, Vianden & Vianden Castle.

Address:
Grand-Rue, Vianden, Luxembourg

Event cost:
Free; normal castle admission fees apply.

Category:
Culture

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Grevenmacher Wine Festival (Fête du Raisin et du Vin)

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2014 (Second weekend in September (Fri eve-Sun eve).)

One of Luxembourg’s two biggest festivals to celebrate the grape harvest, ......

One of Luxembourg’s two biggest festivals to celebrate the grape harvest, stalls around Grevenmacher – capital of the Moselle region - sell wine, food and other souvenirs, while marching bands play on the streets. The culmination of the Saturday evening (at 2145) is a firework display on the Moselle river. On Sunday a carnival parade begins at 1500 - people walking beside the floats dispense wine to anyone with a glass.

Venue:
Central Grevenmacher.

Address:
Luxembourg

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Riesling Open

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2014 (Third weekend in September (Fri eve-Sun eve).)

Centred in four Moselle villages, all the local wineries throw open their d ......

Centred in four Moselle villages, all the local wineries throw open their doors to celebrate the harvest, with plentiful opportunities to sample their produce. To get between each locality, a free shuttle bus runs half-hourly in each direction, while the cruise ship MV Princess Marie-Astrid also makes the same round trip at a slower pace on the Sunday, and is free for one day only.

Venue:
Ehnen, Wormeldange, Ahn and Machtum.

Address:
Ehnen, Luxembourg

Event cost:
Free.

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Nëssmoort (Vianden Nut Market)

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2014 (Second Sunday in October, 1000-1900 (one week earlier if clashing with an election).)

Taking place on a Sunday (usually the second) in mid-October, Vianden’s f ......

Taking place on a Sunday (usually the second) in mid-October, Vianden’s festival of nuts offers a chance to try walnuts not just as whole nuts, but also in the form of bread, cakes, sausages, and a variety of liqueurs. The latter are particularly popular and things can get rowdy by early evening.

Venue:
Grand Rue, Vianden.

Address:
Grand-Rue, Vianden, Luxembourg

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Christmas markets

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014

Christmas markets are popular throughout the country, and take place throug ......

Christmas markets are popular throughout the country, and take place throughout December. The largest is held on the Place d’Armes in Luxembourg City until and including Christmas Eve. It offer a good opportunity to stock up on festive decorations while enjoying warming sausage and glühwein, and is part of the city’s Winter Lights festival (www.winterlights.lu).

Venue:
Various, the largest is Place d’Armes, Luxembourg City.

Address:
Place d'Armes, Luxembourg

Event cost:
Free.

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Edited by Jane Duru
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