The end of winter…

Today in Luxembourg was the traditional Buergbrennen festival, based on an ancient pagan tradition, marking the end of Winter and the start of Spring, (as proof it rocketed up to 9 degrees today). The occasion is marked by a torchlit parade through the streets, which culminates in a giant bonfire in which old Christmas trees are burned (among other things).

We spent the afternoon with friends and our dinner ran late, so by the time we arrived the fire was all but over. Here are some photos below. The cross being built in the afternoon, the actual fire at 7PM (photo I stole from a local web site), and the fire as it looked by the time we got there one hour later 😦   Oh well…

Finally, I did get to take a photo of the Grund at night, so there was one advantage to being out at night 🙂

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1 Response to The end of winter…

  1. Ian says:

    the house the house the house is on fire

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