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Liechtenstein national holiday

Liechtenstein celebrates its national holiday on 15th August.

This national celebration was introduced in 1940 and is closely linked to the birthday of Prince Franz-Josef II on 16th August. 

On this day thousands of locals and tourists attend a large fair held in the capital, Vaduz. The national holiday is officially opened with a ceremony held on the lawn in front of Vaduz Castle, during which the Prince and the president of the parliament make speeches. This is then followed by drinks in the castle gardens and, in the afternoon, the fair in the centre of Vaduz.

The celebrations come to an end in the evening with a spectacular fireworks at Vaduz Castle.

Program points

11:30 a.m
Official state act with speeches by Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein and President of the State Parliament Albert Frick on the palace grounds

From 2 p.m
Big folk festival in the town of Vaduz

From about 9.15 p.m
Lighting of the bonfire and the crown on Tuass and torchlight procession over the Fürstensteig

10 p.m
Big fireworks