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March Traditions 2021

by City Savvy Luxembourg

Due to Covid we’ve had to skip many traditional celebrations. However, this month’s tradition Bretzelsonndeg is easy to celebrate with a simple trip to one of the many amazing bakeries in Luxembourg!

Bretzelsonndeg – Pretzel Sunday (Sunday 14 March)

During Lent, you’ll see that the bakeries are overflowing with pretzels. Always popular, these tasty treats are in particular demand on Bretzelsonndeg, the fourth Sunday in Lent. It is on this day that men across Luxembourg traditionally give their sweethearts a pretzel as a show of affection; the more ornate and beautiful the better. If the women like that man, they in return give their special man a painted egg or chocolate on Easter Sunday and can go on a lover’s walk with them. It’s a long time to wait, but worth it! On a leap year the tradition is flipped and it becomes the ladies turn to gift the pretzel. Remember, the better the pretzel, the better the egg you’ll get back in return!

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