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Monaco National Day

Public Holidays in Monaco National Holiday in Monaco

Monaco National Day is celebrated on 19 November
Royal Standard of Albert II of Monaco

When is Monaco National Day?

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Dates of Monaco National Day
Year Weekday Date
2019 Tuesday November 19th
2018 Monday November 19th
2017 Monday November 20th
2016 Saturday November 19th
Duration
2 Days
Local name
La Fête du Prince
Summary
This the National Day of Monaco. It marks the official ascension of Prince Albert II to the throne on 19 November 2005

This public holiday in Monaco is celebrated on 19 November. If 19 November is a Sunday, the public holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

Also known as 'H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince's Day' or 'La Fête du Prince' in French, this holiday is the National Day of Monaco and marks the official ascension of Prince Albert II to the throne on 19 November 2005.

History of Monaco National Day

The tradition of a Monégasque National Day dates began during the reign of Prince Charles III in the second half of the nineteenth century. The date for National Day could change depending on the reigning Prince, and the day of the saint they were named after was the usual custom.

When Prince Albert II succeeded his father in 2005, he decided to honour his father and maintain the National Day on 19 November, St. Rainier of Arezzo’s day. The 19 November is a fitting date as it is also the same day of Albert II's official ascension to the throne in 2005.

The Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city-state located on the French Riviera. It is the second smallest country in the world after Vatican City, and is the smallest country in the world with a coastline.

Prince Albert II is a member of the House of Grimaldi, which has ruled Monaco since 1297.


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