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Festive flashback! Check out this video from the 1965 showing the arrival of a huge Christmas tree in Floriana
The Christmas tree came all the way from the United States!

Lyndsey Grima

Christmas time is fast approaching, and the Department of Information took to its social media to share a heartwarming throwback video, offering a nostalgic glimpse into the festive fervour of the past.

Unearthed from the archives, the footage captures the enchanting celebration surrounding the arrival of a huge Christmas Tree from the United States way back in 1965. The video unfolds like a time capsule, revealing the excitement and camaraderie as communities gather to witness the grand moment of lifting the adorned tree into place.

The video shows well-known spots in Floriana such as the Granaries and the Sarria Church and a placement for a crib can also be seen in some shots.

As we marvel at the festivities of our ancestors, the Department of Information encourages us to reflect on our holiday preparations.

Have you decorated your home with the festive spirit yet?

7th December 2023


Lyndsey Grima
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Lyndsey Grima
Lyndsey has always been passionate about all things content. She keeps her storytelling skills sharp by exercising physically as she’s a fitness buff and also mentally as she enjoys reading and travelling.

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