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This weekend is about to start with some great festivals and sports events ahead. Put your work aside and enjoy Monaco’s reach program for the next two days.

Do you know that St. John’s Day is celebrated today and tomorrow? It will take place on 23rd June 2017 at Place du Palais at 20:30 and on 24th June 2017 in the Quartier des Moulins at 20:50.

St. John's Day Festival

Perpetrating an ancient tradition celebrating the summer solstice, the Roman Catholic Church has consecrated June 24th as the day for the celebration of St. John the Baptist, one of the central characters of the Bible and Annunciator of the Coming of the Messiah. St. John’s Testimony emphasizes Light and the Holy Spirit.

On June 24, St. John’s Day, the Feast moves from Monaco-Ville to Monte-Carlo. A procession forms up on the Place des Moulins (Mill Square) where the old olive presses used to operate. Program includes various folklore groups, traditional costumes, songs, dance, a special service at St. John’s Chapel, traditional bonfire and a  procession.

The folk groups form a guard of honor around “Little Saint John” and his lamb. The procession, accompanied by music of its own making, reaches the Church of St. Charles in the parish of Monte-Carlo.

12th Monte-Carlo Jumping International

Throughout the weekend the world’s finest riders will compete in the 12th Monte-Carlo Jumping International Show, a gold standard event, from Friday 23 June to Sunday 25 June, Port Hercule.

Touring some of the most exclusive places across the world these athletes and their horses compete for the biggest honours in show jumping.

The best international riders and horses will descend on the Principality to face challenging technical courses in one of the smallest arenas on the Tour. Leading up to the main event of the Longines Global Champions Tour weekend – the Prince Albert II of Monaco Grand Prix – there is much to sample in the way of glamorous local culture in this beguiling little city.

Cannes Lions

On 24 June 2017, will come to the end this year’s edition of the Cannes Lions, that received a diverse community of communications, marketing, entertainment, design and tech talent from 90+ countries worldwide who have come to Cannes to learn, network and celebrate.

Established in 1954, the 64th International Festival of Creativity takes place between 17-24 June in Cannes, France.

15,000 people from around 100 countries came last year. This year, there were even more brand leaders than ever before and the world’s most innovative tech companies and start-ups, along with creative people from all walks of life.

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Photo by Luca Masala Professional

Princess Grace Academy prepared a Gala on Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June, at 8 pm Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. The Gala of the end of the year is a moment to enjoy all the students of the Academy and to apreciate the hard work of the teachers.

All that for sure won’t leave you bored, but if you have some extra time you can always visit one of the numerous exhibitions currently open in Monaco:

Выставка работ Саадана Афифа в Новом Национальном музее

“Enema-Globe” Exhibition by Evgenii Butenco, Exhibition “Kasper Akhøj, Welcome (To The Teknival)”, Exhibition “Saâdane Afif, The Fountain Archives 2008—2017”, Borderline exhibition by Philippe Pasqua in Oceanographique Museum of Monaco; Exhibition on the subject ofHercule Florence. The New Robinson in Nouveau Musée National – Villa Paloma. If you want to learn about other exhibitions taking place in Monaco visit our Calendar.

Have a great weekend!

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