The official act of state begins at 11.30 a.m. on the lawn next to Vaduz Castle with speeches by H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein and the President of the Parliament, Albert Frick. The national anthem of Liechtenstein, which opens with the words Up above the young Rhine , is then played.
Following the conclusion of the official act of state, an aperitif hosted by Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein is held at Vaduz Castle at around 12.30 p.m. The entire population is invited to attend.