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Holiday Calendar for Monaco

Holiday Calendar for Monaco for 2021-2022 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.

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2021-2022 year

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

Monday 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)
Friday 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 21 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 2021

Monday 6 December - St Nicholas Day (International. The St. Nicholas/Santa Claus leaves little presents in children's shoesl)
Friday 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 2022

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

April 2022

Sunday 17 April - Easter in Western Christianity (Første påskedag in Norway); Easter

May 2022

Thursday 26 May - Christ's Ascension (or Kristi Himmelfartsdag in Norway); Ascension of Jesus

June 2022

Monday 6 June - Whit Monday (celebrated on the day after Pentecost)
Monday 20 June - Corpus Christi (Monaco, Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, Venezuela)

August 2022

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

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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