The 27th of January is a day when the population of Monaco celebrates the annual Feast of Sainte Devote. The celebration is dedicated to the patron saint of Monaco, who was a young virgin, imprisoned and killed in 4th century Corsica. The people of Monaco take this day very seriously, as they celebrate it magnificently. In particular, they gather at the Saint Devote Chapel and burn a boat there. This act illustrates the legend of Sainte Devote. The prince and princess of Monaco usually take part in this religious ceremony with a torchlight procession.
If you decide to attend this festival yourself, you’ll have the chance to see flowers that bloom especially for the Feast of Sainte Devote, according to the legend.