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Colors of Luxembourg - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Bank Museum Locals can seem withdrawn and unsociable to tourists. They are very sensitive to everything that concerns their families and will never let strangers into their family life. In questions concerning private life these people are quite adamant and inflexible, but everything is completely different when it comes to communicating with friends and colleagues. Locals are loyal, cheerful and sociable friends, who never refuse to rest in a noisy company. Sport is very popular in the city. Every second resident regularly attends sporting events, and those, who are not able to attend stadiums, are regular guests of sports bars.
Tourists remain the main visitors of the city’s bars and restaurants. Locals are quite indifferent to the city’s nightlife entertainments. There are not so many facilities and … Open
Locals treat travelers with great caution. They are always polite, fellowship, and happy to help. However, local residents also expect travellers to be polite and respectful. Any embarrassing or negligent behavior can greatly offend the townspeople. When it comes to topics for conversations, the locals do not like discussing culture and religion with visitors. In their point of view there are far more interesting subjects, such as literature, art and, of course, sports.
Luxembourg is famous for its colorful carnivals and festivals. On Easter here is organized an interesting celebration called Eimaischen. Its main event is a massive gastronomic fair, which is organized on a fish market. In addition to freshly baked pastries, seafood and sweets, visitors can buy interesting handicrafts, souvenirs and decorations for their homes. Burgsonndeg festival, which is held annually on February, is one more sourse of joy and entertainments for both locals and visitors. Prior to the beginning of Lent Luxembourg residents arrange a colorful Carnival. The streets of the city are decorated with bright balloons and garlands. For three days main squares of the city become the location for mass festivities. Children's holidays named Kannerfuesbals are organized several times a year. On holidays people wear original costumes and treat friends with «Les pensees brouillees» biscuits. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. A significant part of the city’s parks and suburban areas are privately owned, so you can walk through them only in case you have permission from the owner. Before making a walk or … Open
Despite the fact that Luxembourg is a small city, life is in full swing here. Each month there is a festival or an important event that meets all tastes and preferences. The calendar of festivals in Luxembourg is opening its doors in February during one of the bright and unforgettable events - the Carnival. It traditionally passes from Sunday to Tuesday of the first week of Lent. Preparations for the holiday start on the eleventh of November when people choose the king of the festival and start to work on the creation of various stages and entertaining platforms. On Sunday, the king comes to its own for three days, local people and tourists dress up in carnival costumes and join the streets' movement. The streets of Luxembourg are crowded, as far as thousands of people come here to watch the parade, riding platforms, and the Carnival King's throne. You will have the most joyful time during this fest. At midnight Tuesday, local people and its guests say goodbye to the king and burn a scarecrow symbolizing the plague.
Luxembourg ville Annually from late February to early March, the Luxembourg City Film Festival is held here. More than a hundred feature films and documentaries are on the table of the jury, and the best of them are shown on the screens of the capital. For many actors and directors, participation in this event becomes a ticket for other international film festivals. These days you can also visit various master classes, presentations, and debates. On the fourth Sunday of the fast, the Bratzelsonndeg festival takes place. On this day the boys present their girlfriends or objects of interest a pretzel. If the girl is in love with the boy, she can hint about her feelings on Easter Sunday giving him a chocolate egg filled with sweets. If the presented pretzel was small, then the egg would be very modest in size. This amusement is so popular with Luxembourgers that even after the wedding they continue this exchange. On May 28, the Night Marathon takes place in Luxembourg. The athletes start their race at 7 p.m. and have the opportunity to run various distances - 42km, 21km, 4.2 km and 1 km.
Small Luxembourg is not hard to explore by foot. Actually, you only need a few hours to see all main landmarks, so it feels that it’s nearly impossible to find something exciting and … Open
The most popular, important and honored holiday for all the country is held on June 23 - the Grand Duke's birthday. Various cool entertainments like fairs, open-air concerts can be enjoyed here. Moreover, in the line of the Grand Ducal Palace there is a torchlight procession, and in the evening you can admire the salute. In the second weekend of August, the city hosts a festival of street art and pantomime "Street(art)animation". These days streets are filled with street musicians, acrobats and other artists who want to share their creativity and joy with you. Laughter and fun are guaranteed to you. And in less than a week, there starts a new holiday - Schueberfouer, which literally translates as "a march of sheep." On the day of the march, peasants, dressed in the best clothes, lead the colored sheep down the streets, brought for this occasion from the villages. The festival lasts three weeks and precedes the Fête du Raisin et du Vin wine festival, which takes place on the second weekend of September. This is not only a merry holiday, with concerts, parade, and fireworks but also an important event for winemakers, where the best wine gets its award. Entrance to the territory of the event is paid and amounts to 9 euros for the entire period of the event.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Luxembourg and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Luxembourg
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Willibrord, Echternach, 30.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Matthias, Trier, 38.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom St. Peter, Trier, 40.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Paulin, Trier, 41.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abbaye Saint-Maurice, Clervaux, 50.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Vincent, Metz, 54.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Luxembourg
♥   Castle 'Grand Ducal Palace' , 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Beggen Castle' , 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'La Fontaine Castle' , 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Strasbourg' , 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Septfontaines' Rollingergrund, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dommeldange Castle' , 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mamer Castle' , 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Luxemburg

Cultural events are the most discussed topics among locals. They like to talk about classical music, art, literature and sports. Luxembourgers vividly characterize one of the country's mottoes "to be who you are." They really do not aspire to do great things but just enjoy life in their calm and comfortable country. They are extremely careful, attentive and accurate in their work, which makes them excellent employees. Like the Germans, they are used to doing their job qualitatively, so that they do not have to redo it or fix mistakes. The country has an incredibly low level of crime. Even in the dark, it is extremely safe. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Luxembourg

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Luxembourg. Learn the best periods to visit Luxembourg to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Luxembourg.
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