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Easter in Malta

Posted by in Blog,History,Religious | April 12, 2012

As the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter are of a religious character, people flock to Mass in big numbers to commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Christ.

Holy Week commences on the Friday preceding Good Friday, when the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows is carried in a procession through the streets of Valletta and many other towns and villages. During this time, the Maltese flock to the churches in great numbers. On Maundy Thursday, the ‘seven visits’ take place, which are the visits to seven different churches, to pay homage to the Altars of Repose.

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