Gozo with out Festa doesn’t exist! The 98% Catholics celebrate their patrones excessive. When you visite Gozo you will find one ore two big churches in each villagge. They are builded for their own Holy and the parish is working the whole year for the celebration of the Holy birthday. They prepare decoration, organize programs for the festa, build stills and the one brass band rehearse the music program. Weeks before the festa starts, you can joy the progress in the evening, when they try over. Don’t forget the firework group in each church comunity, they build a firework for each day during the festa.
Two weeks ago the Festa of Saint Gorg was celebrated in Victoria and you could enjoy concerts in the Independence Place and in the cathedrale, the parade through the decorated streets with stills and priest and his ministrants carry the Holy statue and monstrance followed by the parish, any one well dressed in the coulors of the Holy in this case in red.
Now Saint Joseph will be the next. His birthday will be celebrate in the first week of August in Qala. The parish of St. John starts different with a BBQ at the Hondoq Bay on Friday nigth. The comunity is well prepared for a celebration week I thing.
We have had a nice evening on the beach by local food and a lot of wine.
At the 3. August a march starts at the Kassja area the parish of Qala, leades by the local brass band, brings the statue of Saint Joseph through the fabulous lighted streets to the place in front the church of St. Joseph. This spectacular walk starts at 9:30 PM and ends midnight with the put up on the podium.
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