The population of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg is made up of more than 45.9% of foreigners, a rate that comes close to the 68% in the capital. In total, the country counts more than 170 different nationalities. The Migration, Culture and Citizenship Festival celebrates this multicultural Luxembourg every year.
Organised since 1982 by the CLAE (Liaison Committee of Foreigners' Associations) and supported by numerous associations, the 33rd edition of the festival will take place from 11 to 13 March 2016 at the Luxexpo in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.
Books, conferences, discoveries
An essential event of the social, political and cultural life in Luxembourg, the festival allows the great public to discover the different cultures through more than 400 associative booths, debates and discussions, as well as culinary specialties, concerts, spectacles and animation for children. Over 35 artists from all around the world guarantee musical entertainment, and on Saturday evening, a fashion show with African and Caribbean creations will delight fashion lovers.
Since 1990, a Fair of books and cultures has been organised in the context of the Migration Festival, complete with lectures, debates, conferences and discussions, as well as encounters with writers from all over the world.
New this year is the event 'A coffee named discovery' on Sunday: it will allow charities to present themselves to a wide audience. On Friday night, a round table about the Luxembourg's refugee policy: 'Which immigration policy for Luxembourg?'. Representatives of various organisations are going to participate, e.g. Caritas and Asti.
By contributing to a better knowledge of the customs and cultures of others, the festival has over time become one of the biggest popular events in Luxembourg.
(article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)