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Festa ta’ Kemmuna – Traditional Comino Feast dedicated to Saint Mary

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Festa ta' Kemmuna - Traditional Comino Feast dedicated to Saint MaryFesta ta’ Kemmuna – Traditional Comino Feast dedicated to Saint Mary, is taking place this Saturday on Comino after 40 years, organised by the Ghajnsielem Local Council, The Ministry for Gozo, and Silvio Vella.

This is intended to revive the traditional feast of the Chapel of Santa Marija on Comino where Mass will be celebrated at 6pm by the Bishop of Gozo Mario Grech, followed by Band Marches and a Folk Evening.

During the day there is The Santa Marija Tower Open Day being organised by Din l-Art Helwa, between 11:00am – 7:00pm.

The tower will be animated by reenactors in period uniform who will deliver historical explanations to the visitors and put on garrison life displays both in and around the tower.

For the young history enthusiasts Din l-Art Helwa is staging treasure hunts throughout the day with lots of prizes to be discovered and won.

Original crafts made by local artisans using natural or recycled materials such as drift wood, sea glass, metal will be on display and Din l-Art Helwa volunteers will be in attendance all day to escort visitors around the site and offer information.

Santa Marija beach is equipped with toilets and showers where visitors can have a free shower and prepare for the feast starting at 6pm. For those who are not so familiar to the island of Comino, kindly take care to wear comfortable footwear due to the sandy roads.

The programme for the evening is as follows:

6:00pm Mass concelebrated by the Bishop of Gozo Mario Grech.

7:30pm Musical Concert by St. Joseph Band, Ghajnsielem

9:00pm Outdoor Activities: Traditional Maltese Dinner – Majjalata

Brass Band – Maltese Folklor Music

Food and Drinks Stalls

Transport Information

Boats will leave from Cirkewwa, Marfa Malta and Mgarr Gozo near the passenger terminal, and will take visitors to Santa Maria Bay or the Blue Lagoon during the day. Passengers can choose from any of the boats which transport passengers to Comino.

Boat trips are with a charge and this fare should be paid direct to boat owners. Trips during the evening are going to be direct to Santa Marija bay. Trips will start at 9am and will remain all night until event is finished and everyone has been transported back to Malta and Gozo.

For more information on the boats transport or the feast event, kindly call on 7947 7354.

For more information on the Comino Feast please call 7947 7354 or contact Ghajnsielem Local Council on 21561515

To book for the Traditional Maltese Dinner please call 7947 7354 of 9985 7727

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