Fireworks and the military parade
The central points of the National Day festivities were the fireworks and the military parade.
The big firework, launched from Pont Adolphe, started nearly an hour late. A persistent drizzle somewhat dampened the spirits, but the crowds were there to celebrate and the party in the capital continued until the small hours of June 23, Luxembourg’s National Day.
The Grand Duke and the Hereditary Prince inspected the country’s soldiers and police officers at the military parade.
Around 1,000 members of the armed forces, the police and emergency and rescue services were in attendance, and some 900 vehicles filed down Avenue de la Liberté for the parade. The military parade marked the end of the official National Day celebrations. However, music and entertainment in the capital were set to continue throughout the day, with concerts in Place d’Armes and Place Guillaume and outdoor games and activities in the City park.