Category Archives: Activities


EVENTS: Mro Carlo Diacono: An appreciation of his music

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During its Annual General Meeting held last January, Wirt iż-Żejtun announced that it would be dedicating 2016 to Mro Carlo Diacono and his music. Born in Żejtun in 1876, Mro Diacono showed, very early on, exceptional musical talent and could … Continue reading


EVENTS: Discovering iż-Żejtun

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On Sunday 24th April, Wirt iż-Żejtun held a cultural tour of two old hamlets which originally formed part of medieval Żejtun.   The participants on this tour were given information about the architectural heritage and history of Ħal-Biżbud and Ħal-Ġwann, … Continue reading


EVENTS: Walk from Munxar to the Lighthouse in Delimara



The beauty of the natural habitat of the South of Malta is rarely appreciated, even by residents who live in the vicinity. In an attempt to rectify this, Wirt iż-Żejtun, on 31st March, organised walk of discovery around this part of the southern coast of Malta.

The walk started from Munxar in St Thomas Bay and ended at the lighthouse in Delimara where we had an opportunity to visit the saltpans at Tal-Gidien. During this walk those attending learnt more about the area in general as well as about the places of historical interest which are found in the environs.

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EVENT: The Foundation of the first Parish from the Żejtun Parish

On the eve of the feast of St. Gregory, Wirt iż-Żejtun held a talk as part of its commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the first parish from the Parish of St. Catherine of Żejtun. Using historical maps, … Continue reading


EVENTS: Public Interview with Frans Zahra on Holy Week Traditions

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Every year, Wirt iż-Żejtun, together with the Kumitat Festi Ġimgħa l-Kbira of Żejtun, organises a public interview with an individual, who has a direct link to the activities which take place in Zejtun during Holy Week and Good Friday. Mr. … Continue reading


EVENTS: Valleys within the limits of Żejtun

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Today,  Wirt iż-Żejtun held an interesting talk about the valleys within the limits of Żejtun. This was the latest event in a series of activities intended to raise public awareness of what the south east of Malta has to offer in … Continue reading


EVENTS: Cultural walk from Żejtun to Żabbar

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Wirt iż-Żejtun organized a cultural walk from Żejtun to Żabbar on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the elevation of the Żejtun parish to “Parroċċa Matriċi” (mother parish), following the establishment of the Żabbar parish. The walk started off … Continue reading


EVENTS: The first landing place – the Eastern shores of the Island

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At dawn on Friday, the 18th May 1565, the first Turkish galleys appeared on the Eastern horizon.  The cannons of St. Elmo and St. Angelo were fired as a signal to Mdina and Gozo that the enemy had been sighted.  … Continue reading


EVENTS: A Heritage Trail around the centre of iż-Żejtun

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On Sunday 26th April 2015, Wirt iż-Żejtun organised a heritage trail around the centre of iż-Żejtun.  The tour started at Misraħ Carlo Diacono where those present were introduced to the urban development of this town through different ages.  Information was … Continue reading


EVENTS: A Public Interview with Chev. Alfred Camilleri Cauchi

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On Wednesday 25th March 2015, Wirt iż-Żejtun, held a public interview, at the Parish Church of St Catherine,  with Chev. Alfred Camilleri Cauchi.  The interview was lead by journalist Fiona Vella and focused around Camilleri Cauchi’s artistic life and sculptural … Continue reading