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Holiday Calendar for Monaco

Holiday Calendar for Monaco for 2024-2025 year
Over more than seven centuries, Monaco created its own traditions carefully observed by the Monegasque families. The rich culture that is found in Monaco has emerged with the support of the government. Help us Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2024-2025 year

August 2024

Friday 9 August - Saint Roman Feast Day in Monaco (Romanus Ostiarius is one of Monaco’s Saint Patrons)
Thursday 15 August - Feast day of the Assumption of Mary (Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu)

September 2024

October 2024

November 2024

Friday 1 November - All Saints' Day a holy day of obligation (a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. And its related observance: Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. - Mexico, Haiti)
Tuesday 19 November - The Sovereign Prince's Day in Monaco (The National Monegasque Feast Day was established by Prince Charles III in 1857 to coincide with the Sovereign Prince Patron Saint’s Day, thus constituting a moveable feast)
Sunday 24 November - Sainte Cecilia Day in Monaco (Saint Cecilia is the Saint Patron of musicians. Her Feast is celebrated on the Sunday following Monaco’s National Holiday)

December 2024

Friday 6 December - St Nicholas Day (International. The St. Nicholas/Santa Claus leaves little presents in children's shoesl)
Tuesday 24 December - U Pan de Natale in Monaco (The Committee for the preservation of Monaco’s Traditions requests all bakers to sell « U Pan de Natale », Monaco’s Traditional Christmas Bread); Christmas Eve

January 2025

Monday 27 January - Devota in Monaco (Christian feast day. Feast of Sainte Devote, Saint Patron of Monaco and of the Prince’s family)

April 2025

Sunday 20 April - Easter in Western Christianity (Første påskedag in Norway); Easter

May 2025

Thursday 29 May - Christ's Ascension (or Kristi Himmelfartsdag in Norway); Ascension of Jesus

June 2025

Monday 9 June - Whit Monday (celebrated on the day after Pentecost)
Thursday 19 June - Corpus Christi (Held on the Thursday after the Trinity. Monaco, Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, Venezuela)

About some Monacan traditions

Monaco is the world’s second smallest country, preceded by only the Vatican. The Church plays a key role in shaping Monaco culture. Some of the popular foods that are usually served especially during holidays suchlike Carnival before Lent, Easter and Christmas are barbagiuan, fougasse, socca and stocafi.

As a harbor city, Monaco has had a colorful past, but has settled as a quiet haven for the rich and famous, who enjoy the principality’s tax-free status. Standards of living in the country are high almost similar to those well off French urban areas.

Monaco’s traditions has strong influences from its neighbors, France, Italy and Spain.

One of the most famous destinations of tourist is the Monte Carlo Casino, which is recognized as first-class with regards to art and cultural shows or concerts.

Every year the Music Film Festival in Monaco is held at Monte Carlo.
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