Luxembourg National Day on June 23

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June 23, National Day

The 23rd of June is the Luxembourg National Holiday. At the origin, January 23rd was the date of birthday of H.R.H the Grand-Duchess Charlotte, an emblematic figure of the history of Luxembourg. The National Day was moved on June 23 to enjoy more of the festivities in a more clement summer weather. June 23 is bank holiday in Luxembourg.

Numerous festivities and celebrations are held throughout the country in which the Grand Ducal family and all residents of Luxembourg, regardless of their nationality, take part in the National Day festivities.

Changing of the guard, torchlight procession, fireworks and street entertainment on June 22

Celebrations begin the day before, on June 22, with a changing of the Guard in front of the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg-City around 4:00 pm. A torchlight procession “Fakelzuch” takes place in the evening in the streets of the City of Luxembourg and a beautiful firework (Freedefeier) lit from the Alphonse bridge and lasts 20 mn ! To be on the front row, head for the Gare district (Place de Metz), Hollerich, Place de la Constitution or on the Viaduct (Al Breck).

Streets are filled with live concerts, street bands, small markets and other activities. Enjoy the National Day in a friendly and festive atmosphere! On June 22, the capital is full of joy, fun and music.

Festivities of June 23

On June 23, the Luxembourgish royal family attends official ceremonies at the Philharmonie in Kirchberg and at the Luxembourg Cathedral. H.R.H the Grand Duke reviews military troops during a military parade that ends on the Place de la Constitution, right in front of the Gelle Fra.

All towns of the country actively take part in the National Day with a “Te Deum”, sung in all churches of the country. The local mayor then delivers a speech in front of citizens.

Residents are all warmly invited to local festivities. Get information from your commune to know the program and Happy National Feierdag !

 

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