Every year, Monaco celebrates the feast of Sainte Dévote, Patron Saint of Monaco.

According to popular belief, the body of the Holy Martyr was placed on a boat in Corsica and washed up on the shores of Monaco.

Sainte Dévote can be seen in all of Monaco’s churches and is considered the protector of Monegasque identity. Her feast is celebrated on 26 and 27 January.