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YAS! 10 shots showing Mosta is gearing up to celebrate the renowned feast tomorrow
There’s so much to see and do!

Jillian Mallia

Tomorrow it’s the feast of Santa Marija, a public holiday on the islands and one of the most-celebrated local feasts (hello shutdown!). While mostly a religious holiday, 15th August also bears historical significance for the local population: the Ohio tanker was dragged into the Grand Harbour bringing in supplies after it was torpedoed and set alight multiple times, bringing hope to the Maltese Islands during World War II.

Every year, the feast is celebrated in Hal Ghaxaq, Gudja, Attard, Mosta, Mqabba, Qrendi and in Victoria, Gozo. But the most-known is probably Mosta’s feast, which always impresses festa-goers. Here are 10 shots that show this town is totally ready to get the party started!

1. What a stunner! The Mosta Rotunda is all dressed up and ready to celebrate

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2. The statue of Santa Marija will be the main attraction during the celebrations

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3. The air raid is sounded to commemorate the convoy’s journey

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4. All the lights! The streets are decorated with bright lights for the occasion

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5. The fireworks display is the BOMB (no pun intended!). Just look at those vibrant colours!

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6. MP Alex Muscat’s daughter is loving her first festa!

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7. The streets are lined with beautiful festa banners that make the area come to life

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8. What’s a festa without food?! Locals gather in the streets and the square to grab a bite

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9. Banda time! The town’s music band is ready to entertain you!

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10. What a beaut! The Mosta festa is certainly one to visit

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Will you be heading to the feast tomorrow?

14th August 2019


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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