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Today the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg regional folk dances are practiced by the three folk groups

in Bettembourg : La Ronde
in Luxemburg-City : Uucht la Veillée
in Mersch : Vallée des 7 Châteaux

Their repertoire includes dances from twenty popular dances performed once in the region of the former Duchy of Luxembourg.
With World War I,  tradition for popular dances was abandoned. Investigations by ethnologists and musiquologes have uncovered traces of ancient traditions and replenish these songs and dance steps. By qualified people in these disciplines, the remains were translated into folk dances arranged for the stage. Named dances Schibberli, Siwespronk, Pick-Polka, Minnewee, Karschnatz, Konterdanz, Eifler Maklott, Maclote of Habiemont, Härendanz, Sonndesdanz, Schottesch NAIP, Troika, Sabotière, dance Ardenaise, dance Stréinen Hunn, etc., are performed today by enthusiastic amateurs, anxious to preserve the intangible values of our cultural heritage.

In the Grand Duchy, we dance especially invitation of municipalities, tourist offices or other organizations. Abroad, we often participate in international folk festivals and other cultural events.
Any lover of dance and musician interested is invited to become part of our group. Our rehearsals are held weekly, in turn to Luxembourg City, to Bettembourg and to Mersch.

The costume "peasant" Sunday of the folk group UUCHT-LA VEILLEE
When the folk group was established in 1955, the leaders undertook to find clothes after vintage models.
In close collaboration with Georges Schmitt, curator at the National Museum, which provided specific and detailed instructions for a suit model "peasant" Sunday. The research was based on fashion illustrations early in the 19th century, resulted in the creation of a vintage character costumes ie, the raised waist, inspired by the Empire mode.

So inspired by Directoire and Empire mode, the costume "peasant" Sunday is composed of three parts: the skirt, white shirt and blouse (casaquin) and the apron.
The printed cotton skirt seems very long due to the raised height.
The skirt was originally sewn to a white long-sleeved shirt; for practical reasons, the two parts are separated and buttoned assembly. The white linen shirt goes up to the neck; the encollure and long sleeves are lined with a thin crochet lace.
This two-piece is worn with a blouse with short sleeves and solid bright color.
The fabric for the skirt cotton printed patterns of the epoch (flowers, stripes, stripes with garlands of flowers).
Size of the raised descends white cotton apron, often without any decor, sometimes with some horizontal folds. The beautiful apron decorated down by some horizontal stripes in colors.
The white cotton cap, the edges finely pleated, was copied on the cap worn by the peasant to an array of Matthew Kirsch (1835) exhibited at the Folk Museum in Luxembourg.
The cape (quart-double) in fine wool fabric or Kaschmir, square, folded in two, was doing on the shoulders, the tip of the right angle on the back.
White stockings are knitted fine mesh.
Black shoes with silver buckle and have semi-high heels.

For the folk group UUCHT-LA VEILLEE there is a suit "city" Ladies Sunday:
Find models for the beautiful costume "city" Sunday proved more difficult. A resident of Sonlez small village in Oesling on the Belgian border, began to include a silk suit late 18th century. Now, the beautiful female costumes were executed according to this model and according to other data concerning the museum tissue.
For bonnets in white or ecru linen, lined with lace, National Museum archives providing multiple drawings.
Hats fine finely woven straw, decorated with wide ribbons of silk in bright colors were made from vintage models and photos.
Cape, the "quart-double" is a large square shawl wool or fine Kaschmire in large drawings, folded into a triangle; it is put around the shoulders, the acute angle worn on the back. We takes the cape for protection from the cold.

For the folk male clothing "Sunday" is worn panties covering the knees, gray, beige, brown, blue or dark green wool fabrics; one wearing the white shirt with black ribbon tied around the neck, a red wool jacket, red, green and yellow or silk patterned, possibly embroidered; knitted stockings are usually white. For the headgear is worn black satin cap or top hat special fabric, the "Quetschendéif." The jackets of different colors, providing a cheerful note to the whole group.

The folk men's clothing "ordinary" is distinguished from "Sunday" by wearing the panties anthrazite Tirtaine tissue and "Schibb" blue instead of the vest. The top hat (Quetschendéif) t will obviously carries the holidays.

Since the group's existence UUCHT-LA VEILLEE only tissue vintage copies are used for making male and female costumes. The imposing multicolored costumes avoids monotonous uniformitarianism. On stage, the harmonious play of colors of the costumes, the dancers are doing a surprising and flattering effect to the audience.