Current Affairs
Betlem f’Għajnsielem returns with live crib

Preparatons for the ninth edition of Betlem f’Għajnsielem are at their peak as next Sunday, the 10th of December, this Nativity village will officially open its doors to the public. This was announced during a press conference by Gozo Minister, Justyne Caruana, together with the Mayor and Councillors of Ghajnsielem.

Animated with more than 150 actors

This year’s edition of the event will continue to strengthen the unique Christmas experience in Gozo. The Gozo Ministry is again giving its support so that the Bethlehem activity in Għajnsielem continues with the contribution of the locality’s local council, the parish and organisations. Its highlight is the crib spread on an area of 20,000 square metres and animated by more than 150 actors.

Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana on the event

Minister Caruana thanked Mayor Franco Ciangura and the Għansielem Local Council for their work for the success of this event in attracting, year after year, a great audience and the voluntary organisations’ members who participate in the event.

Mayor Ciangura presented details of the new attractions launched this year with the aim that local tradition remains synonymous and is strengthened during these festivities. Mr Ciangura invited people to attend and experience a unique event in which Maltese traditions and culture are amalgamated with the Nativity story.

Betlem f’Għajnsielem remains open from next Sunday till the 7th of January 2018 when the event comes to an end with the arrival of the Three Wise Kings and Baby Jesus adoration.

More information on the event may be found at Facebook site – Betlem f’Għansielem.

See also:

Betlem f’Għajnsielem ipoġġi lil Malta bħala l-aqwa destinazzjoni fid-dinja għal btajjel fil-Milied – CNN

 

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