This past weekend, we experienced our first Luxembourg National Day. Though the date is the Grand Duke’s official birthday, it is not technically anyone’s actual birthday. The date for the celebration has actually changed several times since the 19th Century, with the current date of 23 June set in stone in 1961. The only frame of reference for this celebration I have as an American is our own Fourth of July, but that isn’t entirely accurate. While both holidays share country pride and fireworks in common, there was an entirely different feel to this weekend’s party.