BirguFest 2011

 It’s Never too Early to Plan for Malta’s Famous Birgufest

When? 7-9 October, 2011

One of Malta’s most popular national annual festivals known as Birgufest, will be upon us soon at it takes place this year in the picturesque city of Vittoriosa (Birgu) as it relives it’s colourful and historic past between October 7th and 10th. The festival will feature a wide variety of cultural events such as theatre, musical concerts, dance, family entertainment, and food and drink.

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 also filled with both architectural and natural beauty. The festival originated as a way to celebrate this beauty and history in a romantic way, by candlelight. The ancient streets of the wonderful city are gently lit up by the flickering light of thousands of candles.

However, over the years the festival has grown from those humble beginnings and BirguFest is now celebrated on a much larger scale with a wider variety of events and activities. These also include re-enactments of historic events, discounted entrances to museums with extended hours, and the public opening of several other historic and interesting venues such as St. Lawrence church, the Maritime Museum, and the Inquisitor’s Palace.

Some of the other highlights at Birgu Fest include the eclectic range of musical concerts, from classical to modern as well a variety of exhibitions and the local Maltese and international delicacies that are available from the numerous food stalls.

The annual Birgufest offers up loads of fun and a magical time for the whole family as there’s always something interesting going on for people of all ages and interests. Further official information can be found here.

3 July 11, 2011 By Stephan in Events Tags: ,



Comments (3)

  1. Mary Sammut. September 26, 2011

    very well organised. i like it.

  2. Mary Sammut. September 26, 2011

    i like it. hope to find somthing different this year. we love coming to Birgu. Hope the weather permits.

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