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Buergbrennen

The old Luxembourgish tradition of Buergsonnden has long marked the end of winter. Wood, hay and other flammable materials are gathered to light the Buerg (from the Latin word "comburere" meaning "to burn"), which is supposed to put an end to the cold season and herald in the spring. The event is now accompanied by a neighbourhood party with hot drinks and grilled food. The lighting of the Buerg is generally preceded by a torch procession, the Fakelzuch.

Buergbrennen is celebrated throughout the city on the Saturday or Sunday after Carnival Sunday.

Dates, times and locations

Date

The event date will be published in due course.

Time

The event times will be published in due course.

Locations

In the various districts of Luxembourg City.

Contact details

Petit Passage

9, rue Chimay
L-2090 Luxembourg

Opening hours

Monday–Friday

8:00–12:00 and 13:30–17:00

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