The Grand Duchy is well known for its carnivals, but nowhere more so than in the commune of Pétange, south-western Luxembourg. There, you will find the country’s oldest and most prestigious Cavalcade, which this year celebrates its 63rd edition. The Cavalcade of Pétange is a fun and completely free event for all the family, taking place every year during Mi-Carême (Mid-Lent). Serge Breyer is president of Karneval Gemeng Péiteng (KaGePe), the association that has been in charge of organising the Cavalcade since 2008 – but the event’s history goes back way further than that. “In the 1930s the people of Pétange had the idea to go out in the streets and let their hair down during Mid-Lent. The event started slowly and grew ever year until World War Two.”

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