Luxembourger National Day on June 23
June 23, National Day celebrations
The 23rd of June is the occasion of a public holiday in Luxembourg and corresponds to the theoretical birthday of S.A.R the Grand-Duke, head of the Luxembourg State.
Numerous festivities and celebrations are held throughout the country in which the Grand Ducal family and all residents of the country participate, regardless of their nationality. The festivities begin the day before, on June 22, with a Changing of the Guard in front of the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg City and a magnificent fireworks “Freedefeier” fired from the Thungen Fort or the Adolphe Bridge in Luxembourg. The streets of the capital are animated street orchestras, live concerts, various animations, multiple small merchants for a festive and friendly atmosphere.
During the evening of June 22, the capital is under the sign of joy, fun and music. On 23 June, the Philharmonie in Kirchberg and the Luxembourg Cathedral are the scene of official ceremonies attended by the Grand Ducal family. S.A.R. the Grand Duke then reviews the troops during a military parade that ends on the Place de la Constitution, under the eyes of Gelle Fra.
All the towns of the country also participate actively in this festival with a “Te Deum” sung in all the churches of the country, followed by a speech of the local bourgmestre in front of its citizens.
Residents are all cordially invited to local festivities. Inquire with your municipality to know the program.