Event Details

FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION

30/05/2018 - 03/06/2018
FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION

Tarxien is an old village in the south of Malta, well known for the celebration of the Feast dedicated to Our Lady of Annunciation as well as for the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Tarxien Temples’ built between 3600BC and 2500BC.

If you want to experience a traditional Maltese feast, come and visit the village of Tarxien during the days listed hereunder and enjoy the beauty of local ground and air fireworks, band marches, street decorations and the treasures found in the marvellous 17th Century Parish Church.

Programmme

30th May

  • 9.00 p.m. - Instrumental and vocal concert organised by the village Band Club at Tarxien Square.

28th , 29th May & 31st May

  • 8.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. - There will be local traditional band marches around the village of Tarxien.

1st June

  • 9.00 p.m. to 12.00 p.m. - A stunning band march will be accompanied by the late 19th Century Statue of an Angel representing the eradication of Nestorius wrong teaching about the Virgin Mary. The highlight of this band march will take place at the Village Square at 00.00hrs where the Statue of the Angel will be placed on the pre-eminent pedestal found at Village Square.

2nd June

  • 8.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. - The magnificent Parish Church of Tarxien will be accessible for visitors to enjoy this beautiful religious building, its decorations and the Titular Statue of the Virgin Mary of Annunciation. 
  • 10.00 p.m.to 11.00 p.m. - On Saturday 2nd June, the St. Grabiel Fireworks (Tarxien) will be organising a pyrotechnic show at Tal-Barrani Road in Tarxien. The show will kick off with a traditional aerial fireworks display. This will include the letting off of various types of Maltese traditional firework types such as colour spheres, shapes, spiral crackers, single shot & multi-break cracker shells and multi-break colour shells. On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary from the fireworks group’s foundation, following the traditional display, there will be a pyro-musical show consisting of a fireworks display synchronised with different musical compositions. This pyro exhibition will be the first of its kind to be held in the village Tarxien. Click here for more information.
  • 11.30 p.m. to 12.30 p.m. - Ground fireworks display at Palm Street, Tarxien.

3rd June

  • 6.45 p.m. - A procession with Statue of the Virgin Mary of Annunciation will start at the Parish Church of Tarxien. There will be a fireworks display at the end of the procession (around 11.00 p.m).  

 

For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

Venue

Ħal Tarxien

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Organiser

The Church in Malta