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Wednesday and Saturday are the bustling and colorful market days, when place Guillaume II is awash with the color and exuberance of country folk tending stalls filled with brilliant blooms, fresh vegetables, and a vast assortment of other goods. It will have you pitting your bargain-acquisition skills against the moneymaking instincts of wily traders.

If you're in town during Lent, you'll find plenty of street carnivals and general festivity to keep you entertained. A solemn -- but still colorful -- seasonal celebration is the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg procession on the fifth Sunday after Easter.

On National Day, June 23, it's fun to watch as the grand duke reviews his troops. City streets continue to ring with festive sounds until well after dark, when the celebration concludes with spectacular fireworks over the P├ętrusse Valley.

Band Concerts

From June to October, place d'Armes hosts open-air concerts, performed by the Grand Ducal Big Band for Military Music, or bands from towns around Luxembourg. The program ranges from classical to light classics to show tunes. The concerts usually are on Sunday at 11am and 8:30pm.

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