The celebrations of the Holy Week start a week from Good Friday and finish on Easter Sunday. During the week a variety of ceremonies and processions take place.
Good Friday Processions
But there are other Processions all over the Maltese islands. You can watch them in Żebbuġ, Mosta, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Isla (Senglea), Bormla (Cospicua), Luqa, Naxxar, Paola, Qormi (San Ġorġ parish), Rabat, Żejtun.
Easter Sunday is a way happier occasion as people celebrate the rise of Jesus Christ. After the ceremony in the church, local communities celebrate with a small procession during the mid-morning. Of course, this procession is accompanied by a band as well. But this time the tunes are way happier.
Following the Procession, the Risen Christ’s carriers run back to church carrying the statue as a symbol of the triumph. And it good old Maltese manner some communities shoot some fireworks to make it a feast.
But, they are also very sweet. So while I am in a sugar coma, I hope you enjoy the rest of your Easter no matter if you celebrate or just have some quiet time, like us.