Fuesend (Carnival)

Updated: Mar 3, 2021

There are lots of customs surrounding Carnival in Luxembourg. Carnival Monday is February 15th this year.

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Traditionally, in the Christian calendar, fasting starts on Ash Wednesday 17th February for 40 days, so the days leading up to it were days of feasting, to use up food in the house and to enjoy oneself before the days without food or entertainment.

It is customary these days for people not too fast but to give up something they like for the period, like chocolate or alcohol. In Luxembourg there are normally lots of balls for adults and children where people dress up and go dancing to popular carnival music.

Sadly, due to Corona virus these will not take place this year. There are normally big parades, but they are cancelled this year too. You can find out what is on for kids here https://whatsonforkids.lu/whats-on-for-kids-this-weekend-13-27-february-2021/.

Check with the venue first, just to make sure the activities are going ahead as planned. Amongst other things, you will find workshops at the Luxembourg City Museum and at Robbescheier in Munshausen. Booking is required and COVID-19 safety measures will be observed.

Carnival at home

Robbescheier is holding a competition for children. The theme is animals. The children should send a photograph of themselves dressed up as an animal and send it in before midnight on February 18th. Prizes will be awarded to the 3 photos that get the most votes. https://www.robbesscheier.lu/fr

You will also find lots of ideas on petitweb.lu for things to do with the children on a carnival theme, including recipes for traditional baked goods like Verwurelter, which are very easy to make. http://petitweb.lu/sorties_type/feter-le-carnaval-au-luxembourg/

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