Wirt iż-Żejtun objective has always been to promote and protect our cultural heritage in a pro-active way. With this in mind, after submitting a list of twelve sites located within or close to the Buleben feudal estate, recommending their scheduling to the Planning Authority and the Superintendent for Cultural Heritage in November 2019, we have just submitted another list of thirty two properties, located within the urban area of Żejtun, with a similar recommendation to these respective authorities.
The properties being proposed for scheduling include nine palazzini and their gardens, eight public buildings, eight churches and seven houses.
We expect that both the Superintendent for Cultural Heritage and the Planning Authority react positively to our approach and endorse our recommendations.
In the past, even up to the first half of the 20th century, the cultivation of cotton was very popular in Malta and contributed to a very active industry. Unfortunately with the diminishing of agricultural activity and the introduction of … Continue reading →
Wirt iż-Żejtun has just launched its 11th publication which portrays a researched historical documentation and a critical appreciation of the Parish Church of St Catherine of Alexandria in Żejtun. This research was carried out by Ms Giulia Privitelli as a thesis which she presented for her Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art at the University of Malta. The publication is a translation to Maltese of this thesis done through the indispensable assistance of Ms Georgette Cutajar and was published thanks to the permission granted by the Department of Art and History of Art within the Faculty of Arts.
This book is our organisation’s contribution to commemorate the 300th year anniversary since the completion of this church. The publication was supported through the Small Initiatives Scheme managed by the Malta Council for Voluntary Sector through the project IL-KTIEB STORJA submitted by Wirt iż-Żejtun.
This book was launched on the 29th December at the same parish church and the event was broadcasted live on our Facebook page.
Wirt iż-Żejtun has always supported students in their assignments or projects if and when they decide to choose a subject which is related to our cultural or natural heritage. Ms Caterina Vella went even a step further. She decided to … Continue reading →
In this section we are gathering all articles published on the feast booklets related to the the cultural and historical heritage of our town. This is a unique archive which you find nowhere else!
Gafa’ u lil hinn minnu
A presentation given by Ms Giulia Privitelli on the 19th November 2013 on her research about the history of the Zejtun Parish Church.
Are you a Secondary School Student?
By participating actively in Wirt iż-Żejtun you will be learning more and adding to your knowledge. Now this is also being rewarded since you can add such experience into the Secondary School Certificate and Profile. Wirt iż-Żejtun will be giving a participation certificate to Form 1 to Form 5 students attending our activities.
L-Għana Malti tagħna lkoll
You can follow through video footage this activity about Maltese folk singing which was held on the 6th July 2012 at the Ġnien Luqa Briffa
Good Friday Videos
By clicking on this icon you can watch a series of videos all related to the Good Friday traditions at Zejtun. Besides the procession you can follow a series of public interviews with various personalities related to this religious tradition.
LUQA BRIFFA GARDEN – (Full video)
This video documents an activity which was organised by Wirt iż-Żejtun in July 2011 in which Dr Malcolm Borg speaks about the history of this garden and other similar gardens in Malta and Dr Joseph Buhagiar speaks about the species of trees found in this garden.
How to make a MANUĊĊA – (Full Video)
Wirt iż-Żejtun had organised this activity for children in August 2011 in which Mr Lino Psaila had showed those attending how they make a "manuċċa" (a kite).
Latest Slide Show
The Art of Pyrotechnics - Għaqda tan-Nar 25 ta' Novembru - Zejtun
Are you looking for a book on Zejtun?
On these pages we have gathered all the books published on our town. This is a useful resource for those carrying out research on our town.
Educational Games for Kids
Do you wish to learn more about Zejtun? The go ahead by clicking on this image and play our games.
Resources for Kids
On these pages you can find different resources which could be used by young students for their school projects