Saturday, August 01, 2009

It's Festa time in our village......



With nearly 60 Maltese feasts throughout the year (mostly during the summer months), and nearly 20 on the smaller sister island of Gozo – the Maltese feast, a religious event, is very much part and parcel of the long, hot summer months on the island. and part of culture in Malta. The Maltese feast pretty much follows a long-established pattern, one that has been passed on from generation to generation, from century to century.
Our village's festa is dedicated to St. Peter and it is a custom to take the statue of St.Peter around our shores on a boat and then being brought to shore with a welcoming band and fireworks.

3 comments:

Zen said...

Hope you had a lovely festa weekend!

Come by my blog to pick up an award. I hope you can pass it on to others.

* berzy * said...

Thanks for the village pics during your Festa.
Love them

Sanctus Belle said...

Sounds wonderful!