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Here are all 32 village feasts going down in Malta this AUGUST
This month's feasts - the where, the when, and the who.

Francesca Xuereb

Village feasts, commonly known as festi, are a staple of Maltese summer. Whilst, technically, these are celebrated throughout the year, an overwhelming majority of festi take place during the summer months – with 32 taking place in August alone.

Across the Maltese Islands, people gather in their respective villages to celebrate their patron saint – an activity that many have been looking forward to since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Having said that, here are all the village feasts for this month, with each one an opportunity to enjoy some traditional food, listen to music by the local banda, or just watch the fireworks!

Saturday 6th August

  • Lija: Christ Our Saviour

Sunday 7th August

  • Birżebbuġa: Saint Peter in Chains
  • Qala, Gozo: Saint Joseph
  • San Ġwann: Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Valletta: Saint Dominic
  • Ħamrun: San Gejtanu

Wednesday 10th August

  • Birgu (Vittoriosa): Saint Laurence

Monday 15th August:

  • Mqabba: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Qrendi: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Mosta: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Gudja: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Attard: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Għaxaq: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Victoria, Gozo: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Birkirkara: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Ħal-Muxi, Żebbuġ: The Assumption of Our Lady

Sunday 21st August:

  • Santa Luċija: Saint Pius X
  • Żebbuġ, Gozo: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Mġarr: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Birkirkara: Saint Helen of Constantinople
  • Paola: Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Stella Maris Parish, Sliema: Our Lady, Star of the Sea

Sunday 28th August:

  • Dingli: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • Kirkop: Saint Leonard
  • Birgu (Vittoriosa): Saint Dominic
  • Għajnsielem, Gozo: Our Lady of Loreto
  • Għargħur: Saint Bartholomew
  • Marsa: Maria Regina
  • Manikata: Saint Joseph
  • Safi: Conversion of Saint Paul
  • Saint Julian’s: Saint Julian
  • Santu Wistin Parish, Valletta: Saint Augustine

Will you be attending any of these feasts?

 St. Michael's Fireworks Ħal Lija/Facebook, Grupp Armar San Gejtanu Hamrun/Facebook, Kumitat Festi Esterni San Lawrenz - Il-Birgu/Facebook, Ghaqda Armar Santa Maria/Facebook, Ghaqda tan-Nar Santa Liena 18 ta' Awwissu - Birkirkara/Facebook, Festa San Duminku il-Birgu - #FestaBirgu/Facebook

1st August 2022

Francesca Xuereb
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Francesca Xuereb
Equipped with puns and references galore, Francesca is a writer who's interested in almost anything and everything. When not creating or consuming memes, she can probably be found listening to music, playing video games, reading, and going down endless Internet rabbit holes.

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