Ready, steady, go! On Saturday 30 May 2015 the 10th edition of the night-marathon ING Europe Marathon Luxembourg is going to take place. For this event, the Luxembourg capital is going to be transformed into a giant course on which thousands of runners and onlookers meet. The ones in order to take up the challenge, the others to cheer them on.
In the 2015 edition of the World Competitiveness Yearbook of the Swiss International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Luxembourg reaps the results of its breathtaking race for the highest ranks and manages to reach 6th rank overall of the 61 most competitive countries in the world.
Fancy socialising with your neighbours? You'd like to meet the neighbours you talk little to, or who have just arrived? On 29 May 2015, the European Neighbours' Day is the occasion to meet up. The day is going to be soon, but it's not too late to organise a get-together on the street!
At the 2015 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Luxembourgish vintners were able to win 20 medals in all; 8 gold and 12 silver medals. Some 8,000 wines and spirits participated at the contest, which serves to underline its global importance for this market.
On 26 May 2015, as every Whit Tuesday, the Hopping Procession of Echternach takes place. This Luxembourg tradition, which is well known beyond the borders of the country, attracts every year thousands of believers and onlookers to the abbey town.
On 7 June 2015, voters in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will be called on to vote in a referendum on three issues: optional voting right for residents without Luxembourg nationality, a time limit on the terms of office of members of government and optional voting right for Luxembourgers from the age of 16 years.
Every working day, thousands of people cross the border in the morning heading for shops, supermarkets, offices and workshops throughout the Grand Duchy. Thousands? According to STATEC's latest issue of 'Regards', 163 912 cross-border workers work in the Grand Duchy.
Do you look forward to the carnival parades each year? Do you enjoy the wine festival in Grevenmacher? Then Wiltz is the perfect place for you this weekend, with the 67th edition of the Broom Festival, or 'Gënzefest'.
Stéphane Bern, the well-known French TV presenter with Luxembourgish origins, focused on the subject last year for the public TV station France 2 for which he had already covered the royal wedding in 2012.
Bacchus opens his doors to you this weekend, presenting the treasures that the Grand Duchy's cellars and distilleries have kept hidden until now. Tasting these products is of course the main part of the event, but there's also a programme of music, art exhibitions, culinary specialties and guided visits that will appeal to both young and old.
The Theatres of the City of Luxembourg have presented their the 2015-2016 season. And as usual, the program does not fail to convince. Opera, dance, theatre, classic or contemporary, all art lovers should find something to suit their taste.
Les 19 et 20 mai 2015, le Luxembourg est le centre du monde TIC - avec ICT Spring Europe, qui réunit les professionnels du secteur à Luxembourg. Plus de 100 intervenants d'entreprises globalement connues, comme Dailymotion, Warner Brothers, Lacoste, Linkedin ou Paypal font de la conférence un événement-phare des TIC.
As the festival season draws closer, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office has launched 'Enjoy Luxembourg', a new festival for residents as well as for visitors of the capital, young and old. Three days filled with activities, exhibitions and music await!
"@RealTimeWW1 just won the 2015 European Charlemagne Youth Prize – Thanks for your support in the last three years", ont-ils tweeté dans l'après-midi du 12 mai. En effet l'équipe du étudiants en histoire européenne contemporaine de l'université du Luxembourg s'est vu
Every Ascension Thursday, nearly 20,000 faithful, most of them from the Portuguese immigrant community, take part in the pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima above Wiltz, in the northern part of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The next pilgrimage is going to take place an Thursday, 14 May 2015.
On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May 2015, museums in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are going to open their doors for guided tours, workshops, performances, meetings with artists, conferences, concerts, tastings and animation for kids. Organised for the 18th time by the 'd'stater muséeën'-group (museums of the City of Luxembourg), this year's 'Invitation to museums' is open to the whole country for the 6th time.
The 68th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival will open on 13 May 2015. And as usual the Grand Duchy will be there on the red carpet: a co-production, an actress and a graphic designer are proof that the Luxembourgish cinematographic industry is on a roll!
When was the last time you thought about taking your bike to go to work? Could your children take theirs to go to school? Rethink mobility between 15 May and 31 July 2015, during the 8th edition of 'Mam Vëlo op d'Schaff oder an d'Schoul' (take your bike to work or to school).
How about canoeing, with instructions from professionals? Has your child always wanted to try boxing, weightlifting, or even just tennis? Try the 'Spillfest' (play day) organised by the Grand Duchy's national Olympic committee.
You'd like to volunteer, but you don't know how to go about it. You'd like to meet volunteers and ask them about their activities before getting started? Then meet up at the '72 Hours of Volunteering' (72 Stonnen Bénévolat fir unzepaken) from 13 to 15 May 2015. During this event, some 20 associations from various sectors present themselves in their respective premises.
The first Diversity Day Lëtzebuerg is to be held on 12 May 2015; the theme will be 'action in favour of diversity'. The Day, organised by the Committee for the Luxembourg Diversity Charter, will bring together organisations (businesses, public agencies, associations, etc.) and citizens with a view to promoting every aspect of diversity.
Bringing together Luxembourgish and international cyclists, the 66th Flèche du Sud is going to take place between 13 May and 17 May. This cyclist event is essential for all fans of cycling; a prestigious stage race, the most well-known internationally. As a consequence, a number of renowned cyclists will take part.
Between his ephemeral rock project Raftside and his large-format drawings in pencil and charcoal, Luxembourger Filip Markiewicz (of Polish origin) has managed to create his own space in the contemporary art world in the Grand Duchy, and further afield. This year, as a kind of provisional crowning of his career, pending its continuation, he will be representing the Grand Duchy at the 56th Venice Biennale.
Une cérémonie commémorative du 70e anniversaire de la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale en Europe aura lieu le vendredi 8 mai 2015 à 12 h 30 au monument national de la Solidarité luxembourgeoise ("Kanounenhiwwel").
The 103rd Spring Fair takes place from 10 to 18 May at Luxexpo. An unavoidable commercial event, it allows you to discover five worlds dedicated to wine and gastronomy, household arts, gardens, verandas, swimming pools, fashion and services.
With the 2014 vintage a new quality system for wines with the protected designation of origin Moselle Luxembourgeoise has been launched. Only wines which respect a maximum yield of 100 hl/ha (115 hl/ha for the varieties Elbling and Rivaner) are allowed to use the labelling "Appellation d’origine protégée – Moselle luxembourgeoise".
Once a month, from 3 May to 4 October, the Rue Münster in the heart of the Grund district in Luxembourg City is turned into a huge open-air exhibition venue. It's nothing new; in fact, it's really quite a tradition: 'Konscht am Gronn' (Art in the Grund) has been in existence for ten years now. It's always worth taking a look!
On Saturday, 9 May 2015, Luxembourg celebrates the Robert Schuman Declaration of 9 May 1950, declaration that the idea was launched to create a common European border. The spirit of this statement gave life to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the core of what is now the European Union (EU).
One city for all! The exchange between people with special needs and the larger public is at the centre of the awareness fortnight which is taking place from 2 to 17 May 2015. The objective is to create bonds and to foster comprehension of the other in order to counter existing misconceptions, thus creating a better social cohesion.
On 2 May 2015, from 4p.m. to 1a.m., 22 cultural institutions in Esch open their doors and invite the public to partake in rich moments of surprises and emotions. Concerts, exhibitions, spectacles, film viewings and guided tours of the backstages of the different venues, everything will be free!
On 1 May, in towns and villages throughout the Grand Duchy, wreaths of grass-green foliage are in evidence here and there. These 'Meekränz', which are usually made by local associations, are hung on the front of a building in
Since 1 May, although temperatures may still be a bit low, lakes and ponds will be reopened for fans of swimming and tanning. The following surface waters are open for swimming during the bathing season 2015: Lake Weiswampach (lake reserved for
On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May, the third edition of the market 'Lët'z go local - de lokale Maart' is going to take place at the Grand Théâtre at Luxembourg City. Born from an idea by two expatriate women in Luxembourg, the market has been a success from the start, especially because of the appealing idea behind the event: showcase services and goods performed or produced locally.
On the 1st of May, Luxembourgers celebrate Labour Day. The International Workers' Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1886, and several years later in Europe. In Luxembourg, this legal holiday is traditionally the occasion for large gatherings of the union movements.
From 1 to 3 May 2015, Luxembourg remembers its cycling heroine Elsy Jacobs, first woman to win the title of world champion of road cycling in 1958, with a cyclist festival in her honour. Born in 1933, Elsy Jacobs
Du jeudi 14 au dimanche 17 mai 2015, le Centre culturel opderschmelz de Dudelange organise la 4e édition de son festival international de jazz "Like a Jazz Machine". Comme tous les ans, le festival propose un éventail à la fois diversifié et représentatif des courants contemporains de ce genre musical. Quelques 70 musiciens sont attendus.