Dancing procession of Echternach with the LISEL team!


Dear students,

On May 30 you can be a part of a unique Luxembourgish tradition – an ancient dancing pilgrimage in Echternach.

Get dressed in white shirts and dark trousers and join us on May 30 to hop to a polka melody through the medieval streets of Echternach to the crypt past St. Willibrord’s tomb.

The source of this particular UNESCO-recognised cultural phenomenon goes back to 1497 and honours St Willibrord. However, the origins must be from much earlier. The custom goes back to the 16th century when male pilgrims from Waxweiler started performing a hopping dance on the way to Echternach to present their offerings for the Whitsuntide holidays.

Meeting point: 08:00 at the tram stop at Luxexpo,
Departure: 08:20, bus 201, platform N4

Official start: 09:30, LISEL group number is 24
Official end is 1 pm. So, you can bring your picnic with you and spend some time with us.

See you soon!


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