No tunnel construction worker misses the opportunity to participate in this meeting. On December 4 we all have a date
with Barbara: this is the day when the patron saint of tunnel construction workers and miners is honored. She resides
in every tunnel the whole year round – regardless of whether traffic or water later flows through the tubes. A holy
figure’s place is in the tunnel portal.
She is honored and celebrated on Saint Barbara’s Day: a day of rest from the tough underground work, which is not always without danger.