Half a ton of paper display with synchronized music – enthusiasts will be missing the spectacle in Rabat
Rabat enthusiasts of the feast of St Paul who, since 2007 celebrated the occasion with a spectacular band march characterized by a display of thousands of decorated paper synchronized with music, will this year have to do without the spectacle due to the pandemic restrictions. The celebration was organised on the feast day by the ‘Kummissjoni Żgħażagħ Rabtin Pawlini’.
The spectacle attracts many people near St Paul’s Church which in September is expected to be given the title of Minor Basilica.
Speaking on the event to tvm.com.mt Keith Scicluna, who was President of the Żgħażagħ Rabtin Pawlini between 2013 and 2017 said that over 1,200 pipes are assembled for the show, which are filled with paper. The commission then selects the adequate music to be synchronized with the colourful display.
Mr Scicluna said that some half a ton of paper are used in the display during the morning band march. The paper used in the display is bio-degradable and withstand fire to protect the environment and safety of the present crowd.
In 2018, the Żgħażagħ Rabtin Pawlini had established a national record with the biggest show of paper, synchronized with music.
Sors: John Farrugia