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Birgu Fest 2016: One of Malta’s most popular festivals

August 22, 2016 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

The Birgu Fest, one of Malta’s most popular annual festivals will take place on October 8-9. 2016 in the picturesque city of Vittoriosa (Birgu).


The festival has gained popularity among locals and foreigners alike, and has become a national event showcasing the culture and history of this archaic city in a unique and romantic way — by candlelight! During the festival the ancient streets of this fascinating historic city are gently lit up by the flickering light of thousands of candles.

The walled, maritime city of Birgu lies in the south of the island and is one of the most historic and oldest in Malta. It’s known as the first home of the Knights of the Order of St. John in Malta and filled with both architectural and natural beauty.

The Birgu Fest’s romantic candlelit atmosphere is heightened by the delightful melodies of the many choirs and local and international bands that emanate from all over the city.

Enhancing the overall experience, visitors can witness historic re-enactments and various musical concerts, ranging from classical to modern. Visitors can also satisfy their culinary tastes with the vast selection of local and international cuisine to choose from.

Special prices will be available during the festival for entry to museums and cultural sites.

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