The Festa of Santa Marija celebrated in Victoria
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This evening the grand finale of the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, also known as Santa Marija, is being celebrated in Victoria.
The feast of Santa Marija is also being celebrated in six villages in Malta, Attard, Ghaxaq, Gudja, Mosta, Mqabba and Qrendi.
Numerous Maltese and visiting tourists are celebrating the feast in Gozo, many of them staying here for the long weekend and the majority of hotel and other holiday accommodation is reported to be fully booked.
Today also commemorates the 66th anniversary of the arrival of the Santa Marija convoy, which saved Malta from surrender when the allied convoy of food and fuel reached the islands on the 15th of August 1942, despite the heavy bombardment inflicted by German and Italian planes and the sinking of many of the ships.