Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Coming Up: National Day

The cour grand-ducale has published the programme for this year's National Day and it looks pretty much like every year. Nevertheless here it is (all times are CET):

Friday, June 22nd
  • 4 p.m.: Solemn changing of the guard at the palais grand-ducal 
  • 6.p.m.: Visit of the Hereditary Grand Duke to the city of Esch-sur-Alzette (*) 
  • 7:30 p.m.: Visit of the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess to the city of Differdange 
  • 10 p.m.: Torchlight procession through the city of Luxembourg and concert of military music at the Place Guillaume in the presence of members of the Grand Ducal family (**) 
  • 11:30 p.m.: Fireworks 

Saturday, June 23rd
  • 10:30 a.m.: Te Deum at the Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Luxembourg in the presence of members of the Grand Ducal family (**) 
  • 11:15 a.m.: 101 gun salutes 
  • 11:30 a.m.: Presentation of the arms and military parade in the presence of the Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duke (***)  

(*) It is not mentioned whether his fiancée Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy or any of his siblings will accompany him. 
(**) There is no specific mention about which members of the family will be in attendance. 
(***) We can expect to see the Grand Duchess in attendance as well. She is usually not mentioned in the programme because she does not review the troops, unlike her husband and son. 

Source: Cour grand-ducale

If you are interested in the history of the National Day or simply want to know what the whole thing is about, have a look at our recent post.

1 comment:

  1. Here's hoping that Stephanie will accompany Guillaume to Esch. If not her, then Sebastien or Louis because I don't believe they have been there for National day since they were kids based on pictures that I have seen.