Posted 19 February
We chased away the winter!
This weekend we lit the torches in Luxembourg. Why? To chase away the winter. Traditionally on the first Sunday after Carnaval, thousends of people across the Grand Duchy attend this traditional event called Buergbrennen. At many locations across the Grand Duchy 'buergen' has been built on hill tops made of old wood, branches and straw. Sometimes a torch-lit procession takes place from the village to the 'buerg', before the 'buerg' is being set alight. All under supervision of the local fire department. Besides that it's a cozy winter fest with warm beverages for everyone, the gathering is not only literally a warming initiative, it's sincerly tightening the community ties.