Monday, February 15, 2016

Guillaume and Stéphanie Celebrate Buergbrennen

Photo: Armand Wagner / Luxemburger Wort /
On Sunday, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were in Beggen for the annual celebration Buergbrennen (also Burgbrennen in Germany and dimanche des Brandons in Belgium and France). The celebration, which is traditionally held on the first Sunday of Lent, marks the end of winter and the start of spring.

In Luxembourg, Buergbrennen is observed with a huge bonfire made from wood (or, clearly, hay as some of the photos of this event indicate!) collected by locals. A large cross is also set at the top of the bonfire. Those attending the event participate in a procession by torchlight and enjoy food and beverages afterwards.

More photos at Wort and one photo released by the Cour.

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