The Village Festa (Religious Feast) 2019
MaltaSat Jun 1st 2019 to Sun Jun 30th 2019
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.
June 2nd - Madonna ta’ Fatima, Gwardamanġa
June 2nd - Il-Lunzjata, Ħal Tarxien
June 2nd - San Ġużepp, Ħal Għaxaq
June 9th - Corpus Christi, L-Għasri
June 9th - San Filippu ta’ Agira, Ħaż-Żebbuġ
June 16th - Trinità Qaddisa, Il-Marsa
June 16th - Qalb ta’ Ġesù, Il-Fontana
June 16th - Madonna tal-Ġilju, L-Imqabba
June 16th - Santa Katarina, Iż-Żejtun
June 23rd - Corpus Christi, Ir-Rabat
June 23rd - San Ġwann Battista, Ix-Xewkija
June 29th - San Pietru u San Pawl, L-Imdina
June 29th - San Pietru u San Pawl, In-Nadur
June 30th - Qalb Bla Tebgħa ta’ Marija, Burmarrad
June 30th - San Ġorġ, Ħal Qormi
June 30th - San Nikola, Is-Siġġiewi
June 30th - Madonna ta’ Lourdes, Il-Qrendi
Click on the attachment for the full annual Festa dates
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