• Funkensonntag
    Driving away the winter on Funkensonntag
  • The Prince of Liechtenstein Winery
    The annual grape harvest is known in Liechtenstein as 'Wimmlete'
  • Carnival in Liechtenstein
    Carnival time, also known as the 'fifth season'
  • Impostor festival in Vaduz
    Annual fairs take place througout Liechtenstein
  • Church Triesenberg
    Penitential processions and marches
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Further customs and traditions in Liechtenstein

As well as the many religious traditions, Liechtenstein is also home to a number of special customs that we would like to explain to our guests.

Grape harvest


The tradition of selecting grapes for making wine is known in Liechtenstein as "Wimmlete", a term also used to refer to the grape harvest itself. more

Traditional Funkensonntag bonfire in Mäls neat Balzers


"Funkensonntag" (literally "Bonfire Sunday") is celebrated throughout Liechtenstein on the Sunday after Ash Wednesday by lighting a large bonfire. more

Carnival Liechtenstein

Carnival in Liechtenstein

Around 60 years ago, carnival celebrations lasted from "Schmutziger Donnerstag" ("Dirty Thursday") until "Fasnachtsdienstag" ("Carnival Tuesday") and… more

The annual fair

The annual fair

The annual fair used to be held each autumn as part of the cattle market, where traders would sell their goods to local farmers. more

Church Triesenberg

Penitential processions

Penitential processions and marches are still a regular part of life in all of Liechtenstein's municipalities. more

National Day Liechtenstein Children in Traditional Clothes

Special customs on official holidays

Alongside the many customs practised on Catholic holidays and other important religious occasions, a number of further traditions such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day are now… more

Donkey Festival in Malbun

At the legendary Donkey Festival in Malbun there are only winners. Yet one question remains: who is the most stubborn – man or beast? A visit to the entertaining popular Malbun festival. more

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