National Day ‑ Monaco
|Event Name||National Day - Monaco|
|Start Date||19th Nov 2017 12:00am|
The National Day of Monaco, also known as The Sovereign Prince's Day, is currently annually celebrated on 19 November.
The date of the National Day is traditionally determined by the reigning Prince. The previous Princes often chose the day of the saint they were named after. For instance the late Prince Rainier III chose the 19th of November, the day that celebrates St. Rainier. When Prince Albert II ascended the throne he ended this tradition by choosing the same day as his father, instead of the day of St. Albert, the 15th of November. The 19th of November also happens to be the same day of Albert II's official ascension to the throne.