Bir­gufest 2016 this week­end

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

Bir­gufest 2016 is be­ing held be­tween 6 Oc­to­ber and to­day.

The ex­ten­sive pro­gramme in­cor­po­rat­ing the ‘Birgu by Can­dle­light’, cou­pled with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of for­eign cul­tural groups, are a guar­an­tee that those at­tend­ing the four-day event will ex­pe­ri­ence events of a high de­gree. This is a fes­ti­val ap­peal­ing to dif­fer­ent seg­ments of the pop­u­la­tion and vis­i­tors to the Is­land. A visit to Birgu dur­ing the Fes­ti­val will be an ex­pe­ri­ence not to be missed.

The 2016 edi­tion kicks off on Thurs­day and Fri­day 6th and 7th Oc­to­ber with schoolchildren vis­it­ing places of cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal in­ter­est in Birgu dur­ing the morn­ing and will in­clude the Mar­itime Mu­seum, the Au­berge of France, the In­quisi­tors Palace and the Churches of St. Lawrence, the An­nun­ci­a­tion and St. Anne of the clois­tered nuns con­vent of St. Scholas­tica. Open for the pub­lic will also be the Church Mu­seum of St. Lawrence and the Clois­ter of the Do­mini­can Fri­ars re­spec­tively.

On Sat­ur­day 8th Oc­to­ber apart from the spec­tac­u­lar evening Can­dle lit City, renowned per­form­ers will be roam­ing about the nar­row wind­ing streets en­ter­tain­ing the street au­di­ences. Con­certs in churches and street mu­si­cians will par­tic­i­pat­ing dur­ing the evening in sev­eral street cor­ners. Tra­di­tional lace mak­ers will be posted in dif­fer­ent streets in the city core to show off their tra­di­tional and tal­ented work­man­ship.

Sun­day should be wholly a fam­ily treat, a day spent out in Birgu. One can spend the day from dawn to dusk by vis­it­ing places of in­ter­est, at­tend­ing mass, dine at one of the many out­lets in the city core or on the seafront and dur­ing the af­ter­noon. Through­out the fes­ti­val, stalls will be sell­ing de­li­cious snacks avail­able to quench the thirst and hunger of the many vis­i­tors who will once more choose to visit Birgu dur­ing the Fes­ti­val while en­joy­ing them­selves to four packed days of cul­tural life. The Birgu Lo­cal Coun­cil in­vites you to join the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion in this won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence whilst en­rich­ing the his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural knowl­edge about the City of the Knights and its con­tri­bu­tion to the na­tional de­vel­op­ment of the Mal­tese Is­lands along the cen­turies.

It will also be a golden op­por­tu­nity to visit the re­stored Fort St. An­gelo, apart from at­tend­ing to a mil­i­tary tat­too in the City cen­tre.

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