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Fourth edition of the Figs Festival this weekend in Xaghra

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Fourth edition of the Figs Festival this weekend in XaghraThe fourth edition of the Figs Festival, is taking place this coming Saturday and Sunday, organised by the Xaghra Local Council, in collaboration with the Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Local Government.

The aim of this festival, celebrated for the first time in 2010, is to promote Maltese figs and other typical products.

The Xaghra Local Council is the only Maltese Council which is a member of the ficusnet network which is a network of European towns and cities which produce figs as one of their typical products.

The programme of events for is weekend is as follows:

Saturday 5th October:

10.00am: Conference with the subject ‘Diseases which commonly attack the fig trees in Malta’. This conference will be addressed by Professor Innocenza Cessa (Italy) and representatives from the Plant Health Directorate (Malta). This seminar is of particular interest to farmers and to those who cultivate fig trees.

From 8pm onwards: The Xaghra Scouts Group presents IKLA FIL-PJAZZA in celebration of the figs festival. There will be free entertainment to those who attend. Grab your tickets now from 99433442, 79946768 and 79333398. For details of the dinner please see here.

A delegation of around 35 people coming from six different European countries will be present for this event.

Sunday 6th October:

From 8am till 1pm: Exhibition of figs and other typical products in Victory Square. During this exhibition, there will be on display various food stalls with Maltese typical products. This exhibition will be accompanied by traditional folk music.

This festival is being organised by the Xaghra Local Council

The Xaghra Local Council warmly invites everyone to attend for this annual event.

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    1 Response

    1. Francisco Martins says:

      Excellent idea of promoting the culture of traditional figs and itrs derivatives.
      I am from Portugal ans wonder if Xaghra is twinned with any Portuguese town.
      As an old fraditional fig farmer and collector I wonder how could I establish contact with farmers and fig collectors in Malta.
      Also I would love to exchange fig varieties with your people. We stll cultivate Caprifigs for several local varieties (smyrna) as well as to optimize quality and harvest of all other figs. Sincerely – F Martins

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