Birgufest 2016 this weekend
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.