Crafts market

The Éimaischen festival dates back to at least 1827. One of the most iconic events in Luxembourg's calendar of traditional festivals, it is a craft market that mainly features pottery and ceramics. Among the most popular items at the market are small bird-shaped terracotta whistles known as Péckvillercher, which are sold only at the Éimaischen. Since their appearance varies each year, people queue up first thing in the morning to get their hands on these coveted collectibles. The bird-like calls of these whistles mingle with the sounds of other folkloric activities, creating a uniquely charming atmosphere.

Date, times and locations


Easter Monday: 194th Éimaischen, on Luxembourg, 10 April 2023




Old Town: Rue du Marché aux Poissons, Rue du Marché aux Herbes, Rue de la Boucherie, Rue du Rost and Rue Sigefroi.

2023 programme

The day will feature appearances by various folklore groups performing songs, dances and music at the Marché-aux-Poissons, outside the National Museum of History and Art, from 10:00 to 15:30:

  • 10:00–11:00: Folklore Uucht - La Ronde
  • 11:15–12:15: Lidderuucht
  • 13:00–14:00: Alles Blech
  • 14:30–15:30: Grënnesch Strepp

In addition to the stalls and programme of entertainment, the City of Luxembourg will also be hosting free face-painting sessions for children, from 10:00 to 17:00, at the intersection of Rue du Rost and Rue de la Boucherie.

At 15:00, the "Poppentheater Hoplabum" puppet theatre group will perform "Kollegen" at the National Museum of History and Art (MNHA).

Crafts market

Along a 600-metre-long stretch, visitors will find stalls and stands offering items produced in ceramic, pottery and craft workshops in Luxembourg and abroad, and much more. The stands will be spread out as follows:

  • Péckvillchen (terracotta birds) and pottery: 48 stands
  • Craft and non-craft items: 28 stands
  • Food & drink: 7 stands

Practical information

Public toilets

Public toilets that are accessible for people with reduced mobility are located nearby the Émaischen festival at Cercle Cité (open until 21:30).

Road closures and no parking zones

The following road closures and no parking zones will apply during the Émaischen festival ¡:

    Rue Sigefroi, Rue du Rost, Rue Large, Montée du Grund and Rue de l'Eau from the intersection with Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes will be closed on Monday, 10 April 2023 between 4:30 and 20:00 There will be no parking permitted on Rue Sigefroi and Rue du Rost on Monday, 10 April from 00:00 to 20:00.