The annual International Bazaar is the most international and fun charity event of the year.
There is only one place to head on the weekend before St. Nicolas’ Day in Luxembourg. The annual International Bazaar is a fun “united nations”, a gathering of the Grand Duchy’s international communities in a celebration of friendship, fund-raising, gift buying and the sampling of international cuisine and beverages. Each year it attracts between 25,000 and 30,000 visitors.
The bazaar is a vibrant event at which stands representing 60 countries from all over the world sell food, home décor and gift items (as well as a book stand which is great for picking up bargain reads).
\The work is carried out by volunteers and this year the proceeds will go to 98 different charities--last year it raised 570,000 euro.
Families and friends visit the bazaar for different reasons--to meet acquaintances (many former residents return especially for the bazaar weekend), find unique gifts from countries that would not usually be on the radar or, in some cases, to have a drink from each country selling alcohol--everything from Irish coffee to French wine, from Japanese sake to Belgian beer.
As usual, many stands will also be selling tombola tickets to raise even more funds and there are usually some great prizes on offer. And on Saturday afternoon the bazaar will be visited by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.
The bazaar is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Luxexpo, circuit de la Foire, Luxembourg-Kirchberg