14 February 2022
Following similar events in 1995 and 2007, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will host for a third time a "European Capital of Culture" in 2022, Esch-sur-Alzette.
In 2022, three cities in Europe - Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), Kaunas (Lithuania) and Novi Sad (Serbia) - will hold the title of European Capital of Culture.
The European Capital of Culture is an initiative putting culture at the heart of European cities, with EU support for a yearlong celebration of art and culture. It aims to celebrate the cultural features Europeans share and highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe.
Esch is a town in south-western Luxembourg, situated on the border with France. The town is in the valley of the Alzette river, which flows through the town.
To mark the occasion, POST Luxembourg is issuing a special stamp and a booklet of stamps on 22 February 2022.
The stamps are available at the e-shop of www.postphilately.lu