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When is Monaco National Day?
How long until Monaco National Day?
|This holiday next takes place in 61 Days.|
Dates of Monaco National Day
|La Fête du Prince|
|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.