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Holiday Calendar for Monaco

Holiday Calendar for Monaco for 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 year

June 2023

Thursday 8 June - Corpus Christi (Held on the Thursday after the Trinity. Monaco, Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, Venezuela)

August 2023

Wednesday 9 August - Saint Roman Feast Day in Monaco (Romanus Ostiarius is one of Monaco’s Saint Patrons)
Tuesday 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 2023

October 2023

November 2023

Wednesday 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)
Sunday 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); 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 2023

Wednesday 6 December - St Nicholas Day (International. The St. Nicholas/Santa Claus leaves little presents in children's shoesl)
Sunday 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 2024

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

March 2024

Sunday 31 March - Easter in Western Christianity (Første påskedag in Norway); Easter

April 2024

May 2024

Thursday 9 May - Christ's Ascension (or Kristi Himmelfartsdag in Norway); Ascension of Jesus
Monday 20 May - Whit Monday (celebrated on the day after Pentecost)

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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