Easter Monday in the capital (around the 'Palace' and 'Fishmarket')
A very traditional event known to few foreigners is happening on Easter Monday (2nd April) behind the Palace of the Grand Duke on the small square of the ‘Fishmarket’. It’s the perfect occasion to get out after the long family feasts on Sunday. Grab a ‘Peckvillchen‘, little handmade earthenware whistles shaped like birds that were traditionally exchanged between lovers. The event kicks off in the morning around 9 or 10am and attracts larger crowds. There is a new design of the Peckvillcher each year.
According to Wikipedia ‘origins of the festival are not too clear but there may be a connection with the Biblical reference to a potter in the Book of Jeremiah, Chapter 18. In any case, there seem to have been several breaks in the tradition.’
Current weather predictions for Easter Monday indicate that it might be ‘cloudy’ but when was that an excuse to stop stuff from happening?!
Happy Easter from all of us at UFox, where you may be!