Devota in Monaco
Devota in Monaco is held on January 27. Christian feast day. Feast of Sainte Devote, Saint Patron of Monaco and of the Princeís family. This event in the third decade of the month January is annual. Help us
January 27 is a special day in the Principality. Every year on this date, Monaco celebrates Saint Devote, the Patron Saint of Monaco. For 48 hours, on January 26 and 27, the inhabitants of the Principality participate in celebrations in memory of this martyr, originally from Lucciana in Corsica.
Celebrated since then by all Monegasques, the representation of Saint Devote is present in each church of the Principality as well as on coins. It is said that she is "the protective soul of the Monegasque identity". Mass, procession and ceremony of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church of Sainte-Dévote, are notably organized in her memory during two days.
A boat is even symbolically set ablaze in the presence of the Princely Family, before a firework display lights up the Principality's sky. On this 27th of January, AS Monaco wishes an excellent Saint Dévote to all Monegasques, and in particular to H.S.H. Prince Albert II and the entire Princely Family.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Festival Internazionale del circo di Montecarlo on January 19 (Usually held in December);
Easter in Western Christianity on March 31 (Første påskedag in Norway);
Christ's Ascension on May 9 (or Kristi Himmelfartsdag in Norway);
Whit Monday on May 20 (celebrated on the day after Pentecost);
Corpus Christi on May 30 (Held on the Thursday after the Trinity. Monaco, Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, Venezuela);
Saint Roman Feast Day in Monaco on August 9 (Romanus Ostiarius is one of Monacoís Saint Patrons)