The Village Festa (Religious Feast) 2018
MaltaTue May 1st 2018 to Thu May 31st 2018
Malta, Across Malta and GozoMalta https://www.myguidemalta.com/events/the-village-festa-religious-feast-2017 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.
May 1st, San Ġużepp Ħaddiem - Birkirkara
May 20th, Santu Wistin - Il-Belt Valletta
May 27th, Trinità Qaddisa - Il-Marsa
May 27th, San Pawl - Il-Munxar
Click on the attachment for the full annual Festa dates