MALTA (The Hidden Treasures) THE VILLAGE FESTA.

MALTA TOURIST. Visitor Centre.

THE VILLAGE FESTA

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One of the best examples of Maltese tradition and culture is the village ‘Festa’, an annual joyous celebration involving the entire community and continuing for several days. The ‘Festa’ is largely a religious festival, and is held in every village between the months of May and September. Each village has a patron saint and this is the focus of the village feast. On a certain weekend of the year the villagers will decorate the streets with banners and statues dedicated to the saint and for almost a week locals and tourists rejoice and celebrate the feast, culminating in the ceremonial parading of the saint’s statue in a joyful procession to every corner of the village.

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During the ‘Festa’ the whole village is decorated and comes alive with numerous events such as fireworks, church services and performances by the local brass band. The streets are full of stall…

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