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These 10 spectacular Maltese churches lit up for their patron feast are a sight to behold
Can you even choose a favourite?

Martina Said

1. Paola

In celebration of Kristu Re (Christ the King), the Paola parish church looks beyond incredible for its patron feast.

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2. Siggiewi

Viva San Nikola! No stone is left unturned for decorating the Siggiewi parish church, which celebrates St Nicholas with a lively feast each June.

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3. Mosta

The imposing parish church of Mosta, officially The Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, is one of the best-dressed churches on the island for its annual August feast.

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4. Valletta

As one of few parishes that celebrates its patron saint earlier on in the year, The Collegiate Parish Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck in Valletta lights up the streets every February.

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5. Mellieha

The Mellieha feast, held during the first week of September, celebrates Our Lady of Victories with an awesome display of fireworks, and a wonderfully lit-up church.

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6. Mgarr

What a sight! Mgarr’s parish church, with its enormous parvis and imposing façade, commands your attention during the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in August.

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7. Msida

The Msida church dedicated to St Joseph is unmissable during its annual feast, celebrated each year in March in spectacular fashion.

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8. The Three Cities

Birgu’s parish church lights up the yachts and water in the nearby marina, and pays homage to St Lawrence every August with religious festivities and a brightly-lit church.

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9. Zurrieq

The Church of St Catherine in Zurrieq is dressed to the nines for its patron feast every year in September. Can you believe this church has been around since the 1400s?

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10. Zebbug

Over in Zebbug, St Philip of Agira is at the heart of festive celebrations in June, and the village’s parish church lights up the square with its stunning decorations.

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10th September 2019


Martina  Said
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Martina Said
A writer and editor, Martina has an affinity for Maltese things, particularly summer time on the island, adventurous country walks and fresh local cuisine.

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