Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hopping Through Echternach

This Tuesday (known on the Christian calendar as 'Whit Tuesday'), there was the annual hopping procession of Echternach, a small Luxembourgish town on the German border. 

They've been hopping in honor of St. Wilibrord for centuries (heck, UNESCO even made it a world heritage event last year), and this year was no different. 

From 9:15am until 1:15pm, hundreds of folks danced through the streets to the same tune, holding white handkerchiefs, in the rain and sun. 

And once again, I found myself quietly amused by this little country and its customs, feeling so privileged have lived in this little piece of the world for a brief moment. 

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