The Village Festa (Religious Feast) 2017
MaltaSat May 20th 2017 to Fri Jun 30th 2017
Malta, Across Malta and GozoMalta https://www.myguidemalta.com/events/the-village-festa-religious-feast-2016 VISIT WEBSITE
Experiencing a traditional Maltese festa (religious feast) is a real opportunity to enjoy a local tradition central to village life that has been going on for generations in Malta and Gozo. It is also very easy to find one as every village has a festa and they are mostly held between May and September (there is usually more then one held in any one week). They total around 80 throughout the year.
Bands, processions, the ringing of church bells, firework displays, street stalls, street parties, extravagantly lit and decorated churches, intricate street decorations, confetti throwing, carrying of heavy life-size religious statues and authentic qubbajt (traditional nougats).
The more spectacular the festa is the better. Year round preparations culminate in four days of merry-making. Loud, colourful and cheerful festas give bragging rights to the local village people about the level of devotion to their respective patron saint.
June 4th - San ? użepp, Ħal Għaxaq
June 11th - Kristu Ewkaristiku Salvatur, Għasri
June 11th - Trinit? Qaddis, Marsa
June 11th - San Filippu, Ħaż-Żebbuġ
Juen 18th - Qalb ta’ ? esù, Fontana
June 18th - Madonna tal-? ilju, Mqabba
June 18th - Corpus Domini, Rabat
June 18th - Santa Katerina, Żejtun
June 25th - Qalb bla Tebgħa ta’ Marija, Burmarrad
June 25th - San ? orġ, Ħal Qormi
June 25th - San Nikola, Siġġiewi
June 25th - San ? wann Battista, Xewkija
June 29th - San Pietru u San Pawl, Mdina
June 29th - San Pietru u San Pawl, Nadur
Click on the attachment for the full annual Festa dates