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Check out these photos from 1969 of Zejtun and Marsaxlokk’s Saint Gregory Feast
The feast dates all the way back to 1543.

Emma Galea

Every Wednesday, the week after Easter Sunday, Malta specifically in Zejtun and Marsaxlokk gathers around to celebrate the joyous and traditional feast of Saint Gregory.

The photos below were taken on the day of the feast in 1969, 54 years ago today.

Dawn ir-ritratti joħduna lura għall-festa ta' San Girgor tal-1969. Din il-festa tiġi ċċelebrata fl-ewwel Erbgħa wara...

Posted by Department of Information (Malta) on Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Many first attend the procession that starts from St Clement Church and finishes at the St Gregory church in Zejtun.

People would then head to Marsaxlokk to hear the ghannejja singing the traditional Maltese music.

Since the weather tends to get warmer around this time of year, many would indulge in their first swim of the year.

The feast has been celebrated in Malta ever since 1543 and is returning again today!

12th April 2023


Emma Galea
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Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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