Portuguese population living in Luxembourg: 96 779 (source Statec.lu)
The Portuguese community, it is the first foreign community in the Grand-Duchy with 16% of the total population of the country, far ahead french people with 45.000 inhabitants. In the late 1960s, many Portugueses looking for work moved to Luxembourg in need of labor. The new generation arrived in Luxembourg to escape the economic crisis in Portugal.
Portuguese would be the 4th most spoken language in the country, with the 3 officials, Luxembourgish, French and German.
Traditional and recurrent portuguese events in Luxembourg
Notre-Dame de Fatima Pilgrimage
Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the “Notre Dame de Fatima Pilgrimage” is one of the most important one in Luxembourg. More than 20.000 people, mainly portuguese, visit the sanctuary in Wiltz for the Ascension Day.