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The oldest Good Friday Procession in Gozo

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  • Religious
  • 13 April, 6PM
  • St. George's Square

The Good Friday procession that issues every year from St George’s Basilica of Victoria is the oldest one in Gozo, dating back to at least 1788. Not only has its traditional, devout and penitential character been jealously conserved throughout the years, but also the impressive number of men and women dragging chains and carrying crosses in token of repentance does make of this procession a unique and most popular experience of Christian faith in the Maltese islands.

Il-purċissjoni tal-Ġimgħa l-Kbira tal-Bażilika ta’ San Ġorġ tal-Belt Victoria hija l-eqdem waħda f’Għawdex, bl-ewwel ħjiel dwarha jmur lura lejn l-1788. Il-karattru tradizzjonali, devot u penitenzjali tagħha – li baqa’ bla mittiefes tul dawn is-snin kollha – u s-sehem impressjonanti ta’ rġiel u nisa li jkaxkru l-ktajjen u s-slaleb b’wegħda, jagħmlu lil din il-purċissjoni tal-Ġimgħa l-Kbira waħda unika u ferm popolari fil-gżejjer Maltin.

Ritratti – Joe Attard

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