Sannat celebrates the feast of its patron saint St. Margaret around the third weekend of July.
The first titular statue of St. Margaret was sculpted by Karlu Darmanin and arrived in Sannat on 7th May 1863. This statue was used in processions till 1890 when it was replaced by another statue produced by Gallard et Fils of Marseilles. The first procession with the new statue took place on Sunday 26th July 1891. The community of Sannat also has a young village brass band known as Banda Santa Margerita. During the festive week, the band performs both in street marches and also village concerts.
St Margaret was the daughter of a pagan priest at Antioch in Pisidia. On converting to Christianity, she was driven from home by her father and became a shepherdess.
After she spurned the advances of Olybrius, a prefect who was infatuated with her beauty, he charged her with being a Christian. He had her tortured and imprisoned; while she was in prison she had an encounter with the devil in the form of a dragon. Attempts were made to execute her by fire and by drowning, but she was miraculously saved and converted thousands of spectators witnessing her ordeal. She finally was beheaded.
She is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, and hers was one of the voices heard by Joan of Arc. Her feast day is July 22nd and she is the patron of childbirth.