29th June Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul – L-Imnarja

This feast is one of the oldest feasts celebrated in Malta and Gozo. It commemorates two important Saints in Maltese religious teachings, St.Peter and St.Paul. The word ‘luminarja’ is derived from the Latin word ‘luminare’ – to light up. This was the way people manifested their joy in recognition of a particular feast, such lighting being offered by burning bonfires and candles. This feast has somewhat moved away from the traditional village ‘festa’ style and has developed a different type of merriment which will be held in Buskett Gardens




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