“Ħamrun is the centre of Malta during feast day!” – what will Ħamrun enthusiasts do without their feast?
Contrary to the normal festive atmosphere that on this day reigns in Ħamrun on the feast of San Gejtanu, this year the locality’s street lacked this tradition. On this day, feast supporters of ‘tal-Miskina’ and those of ‘tat-Tamal’ create a unique feast spectacle under a scorching sun.
Ħamrun born and bred enthusiasts James De Giorgio and Shawn Farrugia, are among these feast enthusiasts.
Speaking to tvm.com.mt Shawn, Tamli,
who among others is a great follower of the San Gejtanu band marches and James, a Miskina supporter who enjoys displaying large flags on his roof, spoke about the feast rivalry although they say that supporters tend to join together in celebrating this feast.
Despite their love for their own band, the two supporters said that the San Gejtanu feast’s expectation is great as, among others, it represents a recollection of the time when in Ħamrun commerce was at its best during their childhood. During the time, they recall that Ħamrun was full of life as it attracted scores of thousands of feast lovers from every part of Malta.
However, this year, similar to what other feast enthusiasts experienced in other localities, James and Shawn could not enjoy the festive atmosphere while hoping that next year it will be different and they will enjoy to enjoy what they missed this year.