On 21 December 2016, Valletta 2018 Chairman Jason Micallef, the Hon. Dr Godfrey Farrugia MP and photographer Patrick J. Fenech addressed the press during the launch of BDL Publications’ new book THE MALTESE VILLAGE FESTA – A Traditional Yearly Ritual. The event was held at the Malta Chamber of Commerce in Valletta.
With over 750 colour photographs and erudite texts, this publication takes the reader from the origins of the festa during medieval times, through to the present day. It also includes a fascinating collection of most of the statuary representations of patron saints of the titular and secondary feasts which are the focal point of these solemn religious celebrations.
Editor: Godfrey Farrugia
Authors: Paul Sant Cassia, Carmel Cassar, Vicki Ann Cremona, Jeremy Boissevain, Raymond Saliba, Jesmond Manicaro.
The book is now available from all leading stationers, bookshops and from BDL in San Ġwann (behind Junior’s Toy Shop).