Most of Luxembourg's customs and habits go back to the country's religious traditions.
However many holidays, ceremonies and rituals are deeply rooted in rural life, which continued to mark the lives of a large part of the population during most of the 20th century.
The rapid development towards a multicultural society, in which representatives of the most diverse nationalities live together, has seen the diversity of local traditions expand to include several new dimensions.
Thus, in recent years, certain traditions hailing from foreign cultures have seeped into the festive and folkloristic practices of the Luxembourg people.
By contrast, other customs, often nurtured and cultivated over centuries by our ancestors, are in the process of losing their original significance or of disappearing altogether.
(Source: About ... Festivals and traditions)