Friday, August 01, 2008

Local 'Festa' of St. Peter

This weekend Birzebbuga celebrates the feast of St. Peter, who is the patron of the local parish church . Every weekend in summer villages, towns and cities around the Maltese Islands celebrate a 'Festa'. It has become a yearly tradition here at Birzebbuga that the statue of St.Peter is taken on a boat from one bay in Birzebbuga to another. I was still at the beach yesterday with family and friends when all this happened. You can see photos of the statue on the boat followed by supporters and the band club, and then the statue taken ashore.


Luke Wiley said...

An interesting boating event!

Anna Farrugia said...

hi its Ann from australia thanks once again for the update of the feasta great pictures cant wait for the rest of them it makes us feel like we are there and not missing out on any of it hope to see some freinds in the pictures

Benjamin Madison said...

Very interesting. Thank you very much for you comments on Victoria Daily Photo. I have always been interested in Malta and have long wanted to visit there so I am very happy to be able to find out a little more about it through your photos. Thanks.