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Economy

Record increase in employment in craft trades

The Luxembourg Chambre des métiers (Chamber of Skilled Trades) has just published its report for 2016 which shows that the sector seems to be doing very well.

It’s quite simple, 2016 was a prolific year for the craft trades sector in Luxembourg! Despite a modest rise in the number of companies set up (+144), we saw a very strong increase in employment with 4,506 extra people(or an increase of 5.2% of total employment between 2015 and 2016). The craft trades sector thus currently employsover 90,500 people.

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    Culture

    The Grand Duchy's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

    The Luxembourgish artist Mike Bourscheid will be representing the Grand Duchy at the 57th Venice Biennale international art exhibition.

    The artist's work entitled Thank you so much for the flowers will be representing the Grand Duchy at the Venice Biennale, in the Luxembourg Pavilion. It is open to the public from 13 May to 26 November 2017.

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    Tourism

    Explore Luxembourg: giant letters and cycling portraits

    The #LetzGoCycling contest lasts until 7 June.

    Tourist activities offer a range of opportunities to showcase the LuXembourg brand. It is now being shown throughout the country in the form of large-format lettering – no less than 14 metres long. It will be displayed until mid-June in the Kinnekswiss park, then along the Moselle, and it will be on show in the north when the Tour de France comes by on 3 July.

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    Festival and traditions

    Luxembourg celebrates the Oktav!

    The Oktav has been Luxembourg's most important religious festival since the 17th century and attracts some 60,000 believers every year.

    For 2 weeks, from 6 until 21 May 2017, the country's parishes and the faithful from the German Eifel region, the Belgian Luxembourg Province and the French Lorraine embark on a pilgrimage towards Luxembourg in order to celebrate and honour the Virgin Mary, also called Our Lady of Luxembourg.

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  • Updated 10-05-2017