Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I really have everything I could ever wish for, so this year I am going to ask you to bring my share of any gifts to those who really need them. I am thinking especially of those women risking their lives to bring their children to safer countries. Give them some joy and […]

My Sicily. The alchemy of a journey

A journey – head in the clouds and heart lost between the skyline and the rising sun. A journey, a rendez-vous, a place of expectations and future memories. Travelling has a scent of magic, disclosing the world to your eyes, but not the alchemy you create with that place, the legacy you create despite time, distances and […]

The Romanian Blouse!

The online community La Blouse Roumaine in Luxembourg is celebrating for the third time the Romanian Blouse, called IA. The festivities will take place on Wednesday 24th of June. The fun starts at 19.00 at Place Clairefontaine, with Romanian singing and folkloric dancing – and of course Romanian blouses – before moving on to a […]

A Day at the Fair

– What?? You’ve never been to the Anglican Church Fair? Through the years, this is the reaction I’ve had from different people when I’ve admitted I haven’t; a reaction which always left me somewhat puzzled. I mean, what’s the big deal? So last Sunday I went to the Anglican Church Fair to find out for myself. And it […]

Run run run

Lux City in orange to the rhythm of running feet – it’s of course the ING Marathon which filled the streets last Saturday. Clew photographers contribute to the photo party: Photos by Anje Kirsch and Unni Holtedahl, 30. May 2015. ©2015 Anje Kirsch and ©2015 Unni Holtedahl

Unique in Europe

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 […]

The Orangeman & the Knights of the Giant Easter Omelette

Clew takes a tour of Europe to check out Easter traditions somewhat out of the ordinary: Around here: Luxembourg Did you get yourself a Péckvillercher yet? If not, start your collection of them on Easter Monday, from the Eemaischen market in Nospelt or in Luxembourg City. They are tiny bird-shaped clay flutes. France In Bessières in the […]

Typical Luxembourgish

Typical Luxembourgish – at least for an expat… Vakanz Luxembourgers value their holidays highly. As luck has it, Luxembourg is blessed with quite a few weeks of annual holiday, so once one holiday is over, it’s time to plan for the next! The planning often centres on a certain level of comfort – key word Fënnef […]

The Battle of Flowers

Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera, February 16th 2015. It’s time for a special spring ball in Villefranche harbour, with wooden beauties dressed in yellow, red and orange parading one after the other in front of the crowds . At the end of the parade, they cheerfully take their dresses off and throw them to the audience. The belles are […]

新 年 快 樂 Happy New Year

February 19 marks the start of the Chinese New Year. As the Chinese use the Lunar calendar for the date of their festivals,the date of the Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon (black moon) in either late January or early February. One in every six people […]