Thursday, June 07, 2007
'Sette Giugno' - 7th June 1919
A little bit of history today........ 7th June known as Sette Giugno, this is in remembrance of the riots of 1919 when the Maltese population revolted against the British government to obtain some form of representative government. Four people died when fire was opened on the protesters. One of the four men was Giuseppe Bajada who hailed from Xaghra-Gozo. He happened to be in Malta on that fateful day when he went to obtain a passport to emigrate. He found himself amongst the rioting crowd and according to Giuse Orlando, quoted by Herbert Ganado, the the ensuing melee he was hit while in 'Strada Teatro' and fell down holding the Maltese flag. To remember the tragic events and the death of Guiseppe Bajada and the others The 7th June of every year is a Public holiday.
Just a note to you all Birzebbuga is in the southern part of the island on the left side of where Marsaxlokk is.