The annual street party and parade in Diekirch attracts thousands of visitors every year on Carnival Sunday.

The 56th edition of the popular procession will see around 5 tonnes of sweets and Carnival biscuits handed out to attendees. The Cavalcade first took place in Diekirch in 1870, on a Monday, but its current incarnation was launched in February 1979 to mark Carnival Sunday. Some 8-10 months of preparation are required to plan the event, which is organised by the "d'Eselen aus der Sauerstad" association. The budget reaches around €200,000 annually.

In 1991 and 2021, the procession was cancelled due to the Gulf War and coronavirus pandemic respectively.

Programme

Cavalcade enthusiasts will meet at midday on Sunday in Diekirch. The procession departs at 2.30pm, and culminates in a prize giving ceremony at 7pm.

The procession will start at 2.30pm on Route de Larochette, then pass through Rue Alexis Heck, the Esplanade, Place Guillaume, Rue de Stavelot to Avenue de la Gare. The first car in the procession should arrive at the terminus at 3.15pm.

RTL

DJs and performers will create a party atmosphere throughout the afternoon, with an after-party at the "Al Seeërei" cultural centre to keep the mood going until the early hours of the morning.

A number of roads will be closed to traffic around Diekirch until around 8pm, with shuttle bus services from Ettelbruck and Echternach available to visitors. Local buses will have diversions in place, with selected bus stops unavailable due to road closures.

Sinn déi Dikrecher prett fir e Sonnden?
Et ass déi 56. Kavalkade zu Dikrech. Mir sinn am Virfeld luusse gaangen, ob se scho prett sinn.