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NEWS: Wirt iż-Żejtun dedicates 2016 to Maestro Carlo Diacono

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At the end of the Annual General Meeting, held yesterday, Perit Ruben Abela, Wirt iż-Żejtun President, informed  the members that this year is going to be dedicated to Maestro Carlo Diacono, 140 years since his birth. Born at Zejtun on … Continue reading

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NEWS: Remembrance Day

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Wirt iż-Żejtun today celebrated remembrance day of Żejtun citizens who during their life, through their work or talent,  set a good example to other citizens.  This is the second year in which this day was celebrated. After attending the 9:00am mass at … Continue reading

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PERSONALITIES: Archbishop Emanuel Gerada

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Born in Zejtun in 1920, he was educated at the Lyceum, the Archbishop’s seminary and University. He was ordained priest, by bishop Emmanuel Galea in 1 August 1943 and in 1964, he was awarded a licentiate in theology. He then … Continue reading

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PERSONALITIES: Maestro Carmelo Baldacchino

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The Żejtun born Maestro Carmelo Baldacchino has turned 96.  Maestro Baldacchino today lives with his family in Sydney, Australia. He started his musical career at the age of 14 when he started to learn his favourite instrument, the cornet at … Continue reading

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PERSONALITIES: Generoso Abela

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Today is the fifteenth anniversary from the death of master-mason Generoso Abela, known as iż-Żonqri. Generoso or Rożu as he was called, was one of the talented craftsmen product of Zejtun, who through his work honoured our town.  He was … Continue reading

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Personalities: Xandru Farrugia

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Xandru (Alexander) Farrugia is one of the artisans who was born and lived at Zejtun.  A carver of statues in stone and wood who left a number of treasures not only in our churches all over the island, but also … Continue reading

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The Mechanical Crib at Zejtun

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His Grace Bishop Emmanuel Galea, then director of this Institute and Orphanage for hundreds of bereaved children, had the idea of constructing a sizeable crib, reminiscent of the Nativity of the Child Jesus.  Built in 1947, after several weeks of … Continue reading

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Trevor Zahra in a public interview about his father Walter

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Wirt iż-Żejtun this morning commemorated the first anniversary since the approval of its statute through an activity which took the form of a public interview with Trevor Zahra about his father Walter.  This activity was held at the Nazju Falzon … Continue reading

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In Remembrance

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On Sunday 20th November, Wirt iż-Żejtun organised an activity in remembrance of those people who through their work, talent or activity had contributed to the historical achievements of iż-Żejtun and its community. The activity started by a mass in remembrance of the souls of … Continue reading