It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating New Years and now we are already making plans for the last weekend of the first month of 2019… If you wonder what to do this weekend HelloMonaco put together a few suggestions.
The center event of this weekend is the celebration of the Saint Devota Festival. Every year the festivities begin on the morning of 26 January, at the Church of Saint Devota, with the Mass of the Traditions pronounced in the Monegasque language.
In the early evening, the Procession of Saint Devota takes place at the Port, followed by the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church of Saint Devota, in the presence of the Principality’s most senior personalities. A member of the Communal Council hands the clergy the relics of the Saint brought in by sea.
Afterwards, a symbolic boat is burned in memory of Saint Devota, by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince and the Princely Family.
After the burning, there is a firework display at the Port of Monaco, organised by the Mayor of Monaco.
On the morning of 27 January, a Pontifical High Mass is celebrated at the Cathedral by Monsignor the Archbishop of Monaco, in the presence of the Sovereign Prince, followed by a solemn procession on the Rock (blessing of the Palace, the City and the Sea).
As part of the Saint Devota celebrations, an organ concert is organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with In Tempore Organi and the Parish of Saint Devota on Sunday 27 January 2019, at 4 pm in Eglise Sainte-Dévote.
The 43rd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival is coming to an end, don’t miss the winners’ show on Saturday 26 January, at 2.30 pm and 8 pm, Sunday 27 January, at 10.30 am, 2.30 pm and 7 pm Espace Fontvieille.
A classical piece “Les Misérables”, based on the novel by Victor Hugo you can see this weekend on Saturday 26 January, at 8.30 pm and Sunday 27 January, at 4.30 pm in Théâtre des Muses.
For sports fans there is “Jeep Elite” basketball championship: Monaco vs Gravelines Dunkerque on Saturday 26 January 2019, Louis II Stadium – Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin.
This year’s 87th Monte-Carlo Rally finishes on Sunday 27 January 2019 in Principality of Monaco. It features some big changes and is more spectacular than ever…
Desired to be vying and more compact by the Organising Committee of the Automobile Club de Monaco, the route of this 87th edition of the Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo, inaugural round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), should be appreciated by the competitors, despite the numerous difficulties it contains. The Automobile Club de Monaco present an event remodelled by 40% compared to the 2018 event, and once more filled with many surprises…
Burns’ Night Supper, A Tribute to Robert Burns in Salon Bellevue, Café de Paris, Place du Casino, at 7pm on Saturday 26 January 2019.
For the first major event of the New Year, BAM has great pleasure in presenting a Tribute to Robert Burns. This will be an excellent occasion to bring out the tartan and the dancing shoes, with black tie or kilt for the gentlemen and a touch of tartan for the ladies. A three course dinner with wines – not forgetting the quintessential Haggis! – to be followed by dancing and general merriment. The booking form is HERE.
And you can have lots of fun on Sunday with Radio-controlled cars / modelling from 8 am to 12 pm on Ice Rink – Stade Nautique Rainier III.
Once again the skating rink will be transformed into a racing track on ice where all models of radio controlled cars, from 1/12 to 1/5 scale, can compete. Participants must bring their own vehicles, with electric motors only (no petrol-driven vehicles will be accepted). Beginners and experts, children and their parents and all enthusiasts are invited to meet at the skating rink. Open to all, admission is free
And if you want to learn about other exhibitions that take place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.
So have fun and enjoy your weekend!