Buergsonndeg

Buergsonndeg

February-March; first Sunday in Lent
On this day, young people go to hills in the countryside throughout Luxembourg to build bonfires to celebrate the sun and to mark winter's end. Though this custom can be traced to pre-Christian times, in modern times it is associated with Lent.
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