Luxembourg by area is comparable with any one area of our country, and the population of the Grand Duchy with the population of our not a middle-sized city. However, the dwarf state of Luxembourg compensates for the small size of the dignity of its people.
The people of Luxembourg are an ethnically cohesive and proud community that has its own language, and has absorbed all the best of French and German, but at the same time avoided similarity.
Many tourists note that at first glance the inhabitants of Luxembourg seem to be closed and too reserved people, but it turns out that it comes from innate tactfulness, it’s worth a little closer to communicate and it comes to the understanding that Luxembourgers are very hospitable people and they are always ready to help, than they can.
Family values in Luxembourg have some ambivalence. On the one hand, residents – adherents of traditions and customs, are very conservative, they perceive everything new with difficulty and not at once, preferring to wait and see whether this novelty is so good.
It would seem that in families of Luxembourgers, the analogue of our house-building should reign in this situation, taking into account also the fact that most of the inhabitants are Roman Catholics. However, no, the mutual respect inherent in all modern Europeans does not allow the manifestation of any inequality in the family, on the contrary, peace and family happiness is based on mutual understanding and support of each other. Again there is a beautiful combination of all the best, taken from ancient customs and modern understanding of the foundations of marriage.
I must say that diligence among Luxembourgers in the blood, soaked with the mother’s milk, they simply do not understand how not to work, even the children of local billionaires who are not engaged in the business of their parents work in some field from piloting passenger liners to state service. In Luxembourg, this does not surprise anyone.
Perhaps the whole point is that this European paradise, incredibly beautiful and calm, as if created for relaxation, in fact with a long stay somewhat boring. Because of this, if you do not occupy yourself with at least work, it is not clear how to spend time.
Since the aspiration to cleanliness and order is also an innate feeling among Luxembourgers, it is not considered to be a purely feminine matter for a long time to do homework, the whole family takes a feasible and voluntary part in putting things in order in the house. No one counts washing dishes or wiping dust for work in Luxembourg.
Perhaps the desire for peace and peaceful existence, which helped for centuries to avoid assimilation with all conquerors, including the Roman Empire, was transferred to interpersonal communication, especially to a family that is traditionally considered a stronghold of peace and tranquility. Perhaps because of this there is an incredible politeness and correctness in communication within the family in Luxembourg, as well as among themselves and with the guests of the country.
In Luxembourg, smooth and almost ideal family relationships help preserve nature itself, whose beauty can not but cause admiration and reverence. The nature here is not at all outside the city, but always near the house due to the compactness of the country itself and the quivering attitude towards the nature of the indigenous people.
It is practically superseded, as it is today, by the institution of matchmaking in Luxembourg, because probably the majority of the population lives in cities, although the ones remaining in rural areas still retain this custom.
However, acquaintance with parents in the city is an obligatory element of courtship, but the choice of a partner in life and the decision to create a family are given entirely at the discretion of the young, the older generation can only give tactful advice. At the same time, no one doubts respect for the older generation, children simply do not know how one can not obey their parents.
The duality and collectivity, the qualities mentioned above, are present even in the national cuisine, which combines the tenderness and sophistication of French cuisine, as well as the satiety and abundance of German cuisine. However, the cuisine in Luxembourg is original and original, like everyone in this amazing harbor of tranquility.
Questions that anyone in the family will cook, too, does not arise, it is the priority of who tastes it, or the one who likes it. In Luxembourg, there is complete equality, by the way, among Luxembourgers there are a lot of excellent culinary specialists, in the cities there are a lot of family cafes and confectioneries, which are a pleasure to try products.
Owners and employees of such establishments say that, firstly, if it is not delicious today, then tomorrow there will be no customers, and secondly, selling for money a tasteless meal is simply a sign of bad education.
So, all the best qualities, such as tact, hospitality and respect, are laid in the Luxembourg family. Catholicism also helps in some measure, all the great church holidays, such as Easter and Christmas, are celebrated familyly, birthdays without numerous relatives also do not work.
In Luxembourg, there is no American tradition of separating children from parents immediately after reaching the age of majority at the age of eighteen. The younger generation does not hurry to leave the parental home, living together with the elders, the youth works and rests, as they see fit, builds a career, visits clubs and theaters, does what they like.
Nightlife in Luxembourg exists only for tourists, the indigenous people prefer more conservative and quiet types of recreation, such as cycling or walking. By the way, on Luxembourg bicycles people like to ride together with their family, but there is no fanaticism in this enthusiasm, like in some other European nations.
Dimensionality and moderation, along with a love of order and unobtrusive liveliness of character – are components of the family happiness of Luxembourgers.