National Day, that is also known as Sovereign Prince’s Day, is observed in Monaco on November 19th. People of Monaco celebrate the anniversary of ascension of Prince Albert II to the throne. On this day, the tradition is that Prince Albert II carries out a presentation of medals in the Courtyard of the Palace. Then, in ceremonial costume, he attends a Mass in memory of his mother, Princess Grace, at the cathedral. For a listing of events and times, visit the Mairie’s website.