Photos: The children of Monaco celebrate Saint Nicolas

Following age-old tradition, the patron saint of children was celebrated by the Principality’s youngest residents on the morning of 6th December with a mass delivered in the Monegasque language and chocolate Santas gifted by the Mairie de Monaco.  

Saint Nicolas, the patron saint of children, was commemorated in the Monaco with a procession through the streets surrounding the Notre-Dame-Immaculée de Monaco cathedral that was led by Archbishop of Monaco Dominique-Marie David. 

Later, members of the Mairie de Monaco, including Mayor Georges Marsan, handed out festive chocolate gifts in the form of Father Christmas to the many children who turned out to take part in the traditional event.  

The morning concluded with a mass delivered in the Monegasque language in front of the altar of Saint Nicolas, which was followed by songs from the U Cantin d’a Roca and a performance retelling the story of Saint Nicolas by children from the Institution François d’Assise–Nicolas Barré school.  

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All photo credits: Mairie de Monaco