Hurry to Echternach today to experience the famous dancing procession, the last of its kind in Europe!
This Roman Catholic dancing procession is held every Whit Tuesday in the streets of Echternach. It honours Wilibrord, the patron saint of Luxembourg, who established Echternach Abbey. The procession draws 12 000 – 14 000 pilgrims, whereof 8 000 – 9 000 are dancers, as well as tourists and onlookers.
In 2010, the Hopping Procession of Echternach was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
A teaser from Clew photographer Anje Kirsch:
And if you miss it, or if you want to come back to Echternach (it is cute!), you can go or go again this Sunday for a nice summer concert!
Photos by Anje Kirsch, Tuesday after Whitsun 2014. ©2014 Anje Kirsch