The Village Festa (Religious Feast) 2017


Mon Aug 14th 2017 to Thu Aug 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.



06th August - San Pietru fil-Ktajjen, Birżebbuġa
06th August - San Gejtanu, Ħamrun
06th August - Is-Salvatur, Ħal Lija
06th August - San ? użepp, Qala
06th August - Madonna ta’ Lourdes, San ? wann
06th August - San Duminku, Valletta
10th August - San Lawrenz, Rabat, Għawdex
15th August - Santa Marija, Ħ’Attard
15th August - Santa Marija, Birkirkara
15th August - Santa Marija, Għaxaq
15th August - Santa Marija, Gudja
15th August - Santa Marija, Mosta
15th August - Santa Marija, Mqabba
15th August - Santa Marija, Qrendi
15th August - Santa Marija, Rabat, Għawdex
20th August - Santa Liena, Birkirkara
20th August - Santa Marija, Ħad-Dingli
20th August - San Leonardu, Ħal Kirkop
20th August - Santa Marija, Mġarr
20th August - Madonna ta’ Lourdes, Paola
20th August - Stella Maris, Sliema
20th August - Santa Marija, Żebbuġ
27th August - San Duminku, Birgu
27th August - Madonna ta’ Loreto, Għajnsielem
27th August - San Birtilmew, Ħal Għargħur
27th August - Marija Reġina, Marsa
27th August - San ? użepp Manikata 21575679
27th August - Il-Konverżjoni ta’ San Pawl, Ħal Safi
27th August - San ? iljan, San ? iljan


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