The Village Festa (Religious Feast) 2017


Fri Jul 21st 2017 to Mon Jul 31st 2017
Malta, Across Malta and Gozo

Event Details

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.


JULY 2017

July 1st - Madonna tal-Karmnu, Fleur-de-Lys
July 2nd - Viżitazzjoni tal-Verġni Marija, Għarb
July 2nd - Immkulata Kunċizzjoni, Ħamrun
July 2nd - Sant’Andrija, Ħal Luqa
July 2nd - Madona ta’ Lourdes, Qrendi
July 2nd - San Pawl, Rabat
July 2nd - Madonna tas-Sacro Cuor, Tas-Sliema
July 9th - Il-Lunzjata, Ħal Balzan
July 9th - Madonna tal-Karmnu, Fgura
July 9th - Madonna tal-Karmnu, Gżira
July 9th - Madonna tas-Sokkors, Kerċem
July 9th - San ? użepp, Ħal Kirkop
July 16th - San ? użepp, Kalkara
July 16th - San Bastjan, Ħal Qormi
July 16th - Madonna tad-Duttrina, Ħal Tarxien
July 16th - San ? orġ, Rabat, Għawdex
July 23rd - San ? użepp, Msida
July 23rd - Santa Margerita, Sannat
July 23rd - Madonna tal-Karmnu, Żurrieq
July 30th - Madonna tal-Karmnu, Balluta
July 30th - Sant’Anna, Marsaskala
July 30th - Madonna ta’ Pompei, Marsaxlokk
July 30th - Kristu Re, Paola
July 30th - San Lawrenz, San Lawrenz
July 30th - Santa Venera, Santa Venera
July 30th - Marija Addolorata, San Pawl il-Baħar
July 30th - San ? użepp, Żebbuġ


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