Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Plans of the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple

Photo: Lé Sibenaler / Luxemburger Wort /
You remember Eemaischen, the event taking place every year on Easter Monday in Luxembourg City, I told you about last year? Lucky you, because you already know what I'm talking about when I tell you that Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie will visit the Eemaischen on Monday. The couple was invited by the Comité Alstad association and will arrive at the market at 10:30am.

In short, Eemaischen is a market taking place in both Luxembourg City as well as the village of Nospelt. The most famous feature of the market are the Péckvillecher, little handmade earthenware whistles shaped like birds. Originally, made from left-over red-brown clay by the potters of Nospelt, the little birds were traditionally given to each other by lovers and are now popular with the children of the Grand Duchy. (For the longer version of the history of Eemaischen, have a look here.)

Source: Chronicle

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