Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Duck Race

Luxembourg is a place with a lot of activities. Some might seem rather strange to the innocent tourist or expatriate who happen to be in this country. Most are however activities that one should participate in at least once to make their stay in Luxembourg really local.

In April you have the change to take part in the Duck Race, first held in 2002, where thousands of bath ducks 'swim' down the Petrusse in Luxembourg City. It is a nice event usually starting around lunchtimewith of course vendors for cremant, beer, snacks ... some entertainment ... and then the grand finale!

You can purchase a duck (or several) to participate. They are all gathered together and then released.
Here they come! 

Excited onlookers

The ducks are numbered 

and the duck that reaches the finish line first wins a prize. As far as I know, the profits go to a good cause.  

More information about current year's event can be found by searching online for Luxembourg Duck Race...

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