Warning: may contain nuts

Another fabulous Luxembourg festival: Vianden Nut Festival. The whole day dedicated to walnuts.

Just take everyhting you can imagine that can be made of walnuts –  and multiply it by two.Only thing you can’t find anywhere is a nutcracker. We have found our market space for next year.

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The highight for many in this festival is the nut liquer. And the traditional ways is to smuggle in some small cups and drink it on the streets.

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It’s all quite nuts, really.

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10,000 rubber ducks

Small country need small festivals. Few are more bizarre than the Duck Race.

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Concept is simple: take 10,000 rubber ducks, sell them to people for charity, dump them to the river and see which duck comes to the finishing line first. The lucky owner of that one wins a car.

All ducks are the same. No tuning allowed.

Half of Luxembourg showed up.

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Although not everyone showed similar enthusiasm.

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Suspence is building up

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And here they come. All 10,000 of them

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Some of the ducks need some help

 

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At the end, it’s all for charity. No other reason really.

 

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My duck did not win.