As is the tradition, Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children, was celebrated on December 6, 2018, on the Rock. The Monaco City Council honours the Monegasque tradition each year of giving treats to children of the Principality.
The celebration began with a Mass of the Monegasque traditions in the Cathedral of Monaco by Monsignor Fabrice Gallo, in the presence of Monsignor Bernard Barsi, Archbishop of Monaco and U Cantin d’A Roca.
Moments later, the children attending school in Monaco interpreted a skit from the legend of Saint Nicholas orchestrated by the National Committee of Traditions Monegasques.
To close the morning, the Mayor Georges Marsan and the elected André J. Campana, Henry Doria, Karyn Ardisson-Salopek and Claude Bollati gave the children in Allée Saint John Paul II a Saint Nicholas chocolate.