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.