As December 4th approaches, our partners are gearing up for the annual celebrations in honor of Saint Barbara, the universal patron saint of miners.
This revered figure holds significant cultural importance, particularly within the context of mining. Saint Barbara is not merely a religious icon but serves as a prominent symbol intricately tied to mines and the intangible heritage associated with mining communities.
Below you will find the events scheduled by the partners of the MINES.B Federation on the occasion of the Feast of Saint Barbara:
Idrija Mercury Heritage Management Centre, Slovenia
Cathedral of St Barbara in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Fondazione Cammino Minerario di Santa Barbara, Italy
Le Bois du Cazier, Belgium
Mission Bassin Minier, France