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Echternach goes hopping mad for traditional event
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Echternach goes hopping mad for traditional event

18.05.2016 From our online archive
Echternach was the place to be on Tuesday to witness one of Luxembourg's oldest traditions, the “Sprangpressessioun”, or “hopping procession”, held every year celebrating St. Willibrord, one of Luxembourg's patron saints.

Echternach was the place to be on Tuesday to witness one of Luxembourg's oldest traditions, the “Sprangpressessioun”,  literally translated as “hopping procession”, held every year celebrating St. Willibrord, one of Luxembourg's patron saints.

Many turned out to watch and, of course, take part in the procession that hopped and danced through the streets of Echternach.

“Sprangpressessioun” is a traditional event that was added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on November 16, 2010.

Wort was there to hop along too and take a few photos.