The Red Cross' traditional Bazar is held in two different shops at the Royal Hamilius mall in Luxembourg City this year.

Every year, the Red Cross organises its annual Bazar in November. However, as with many events this year, the concept had to be adapted to the circumstances.

The organisers are happy that the Bazar, which is held in two pop-up shops at the Royal Hamilius mall in Luxembourg City this year, can take place at all. The event takes place this weekend as well as next week from Friday to Sunday.

Manon Hoss, the president of the Luxembourg City section of the Red Cross, stated that the association already knew in July that they would not be able to organise the event at its traditional location in the Victor Hugo Hall. Instead, the non-profit decided to combine digital aspects with pop-up stores in order to ensure a safe participation.

Last year, the Bazar brought in a total of €180,000. The Red Cross' Luxembourg City section uses the money to support charitable causes. This year, the focus is on young adults and children.

According to Hoss, this demographic had been hit especially hard by the health crisis. This assessment had also been supported by a recently published survey by the University of Luxembourg, which had found that 67% of surveyed children described themselves as "happy" compared to 97% before the start of the coronavirus crisis.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the whole event had to be scaled down, but those passing by the shops at the Royal Hamilius mall can still find everything they could need.

In addition, an online auction featuring artworks by Luxembourgish artists will take place on Sunday.

This weekend, the Red Cross' Bazar is open from 10 am to 6 pm.

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