Good Friday processions in Malta 2019

Where: All over the island, ,
When: Friday, April 19, 2019
Religious Procession - Photo: Marcello Migliosi [Via pixabay.com]
Religious Procession
Photo: Marcello Migliosi [Via pixabay.com]

Once a year, on “Good Friday”, Malta holds impressive sad processions like many other Christian countries. The most impressive one is the procession which takes place in Valletta, the capital of Malta.

In this day, all restaurants, coffee houses and entertainment places are closed.

The “Good Friday” parades in Malta’s towns and villages are serious and gloomy, they express Jesus walk to his crucifixion. Glorious statues of Jesus are carried in the processions.

Among the participators of the procession, it is possible to see women and children dressed as Biblical figures, adults dressed as Roman soldiers and men wearing white gowns as the people who took part in the crucifixion.

After them, ascetic men march barefooted with their head in covered with black hood and their feet are locked with heavy iron chains, carry big wooden crosses.


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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Contact details:
The Malta Council for Culture and the Arts
230 Republic Str., Valletta CMR 02,
Malta
Phone: +356 21 245168
Fax: +356 21 241964
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Valletta
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
240V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+356
Time Zone:
CET (UTC+1)
UTC+1 - (Summer UTC+2)
Language:
Maltese (official), English (official).
Location:
Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy).
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Malta Tourism Authority Auberge D'Italie Merchants Street Valletta CMR 02 Malta Phone: (+356) 22915000 Fax: (+356) 22915893
Climate:
Mediterranean; mild, rainy winters; hot, dry summers.
Malta background and overview
Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both World Wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964. A decade later Malta became a republic. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination. Malta became an EU member in May 2004.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
356
Longitude:
14.51472°
Latitude:
35.89972°

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