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PRESS RELEASE: Wirt iż-Żejtun against the destruction of Ħajt il-Wied

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Wirt iż-Żejtun, a non-governmental organisation with its main aim being that of creating awareness about the need to protect the cultural and natural heritage of the town of Żejtun, on the occasion of World Environment Day celebrated today the 5th … Continue reading

EVENTS: Discovering Ir-Raħal ta’ Fuq


On Sunday 28th April, Wirt iż-Żejtun had organised another cultural walk around the streets of iż-Żejtun.  

The participants were taken around the narrow and serpentine streets of ir-Raħal ta’ Fuq which comprises the two old hamlets of Ħal-Biżbud and Ħal-Ġwann.  The tour was conducted in English and aimed at attracting foreigners living in Żejtun and encourage them to learn more about the heritage of our town.

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NEWS: Zejtun school science students placed first

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A group of science students from the Zejtun Girls Secondary School forming part of St Margerita College have obtained the first prize at the NSTF Science Week. The students under the supervision of their chemistry teacher Ms Anthea Barbara had … Continue reading

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NEWS: Żejtun during the French Occupation Cultural Tour

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On Sunday 14th April, Wirt iż-Żejtun has organised its first cultural tour for this year.  This tour focused on the period of the French occupation of Malta.  The main personality who featured throughout this tour was Michele Cachia, the personality … Continue reading

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NEWS: The Bones at St Gregory: Science vs Folk

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The Times of Malta issued on the 15th April 1969 reported the discovery of U-shaped corridor round the eastern transept of the Church of St Gregory.    The corridor was discovered by Mr John Mary Debono referred to as an … Continue reading

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NEWS: The Holy Week at Żejtun

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The annual celebrations of the Holy Week came to an end today with the feast of Risen Christ.  These celebration are at heart of the Żejtun people and are very well attended. Preparations for this weeks start even before the … Continue reading

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ETHNOGRAPHY: Jesus scourged at the pillar

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Without any doubt, the statue of Jesus scourged at the pillar is the one having the highest artistic value among the whole set of twelve statuary groups found at the parish of Żejtun. This statue, which is carved in wood, … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Public Interview with Can. Rev. Joe Abela

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On the evening of Wednesday 20th March, Wirt iż-Żejtun with the collaboration of the Żejtun Parish and the Kumitat Festi Ġimgħa l-Kbira, Żejtun, has organised for the third consecutive year a public interview on the Good Friday activities in Żejtun. … Continue reading

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NEWS: Another visit to the Old Parish Church

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This afternoon Wirt iż-Żejtun hosted another group of visitors at the Old Parish Church of St Catherine. This time we had the pleasure to guide around members form the Malta Archaeological Society. The members present were not only informed about … Continue reading

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ETHNOGRAPHY: St Paul’s shipwreck

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On the 10th February Malta celebrates the feast of St Paul the Apostle,  the father of Christianity of the Maltese.  St Paul found himself on our islands following a shipwreck on his way to face charges in Rome. Linked with the … Continue reading

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PUBLICATIONS: The Żejtun Roman Villa

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The first publication by Wirt iż-Żejtun has just been published and is now out for sale. This publication gathers all the papers presented by various academics, researchers and experts during the symposium held last October on the Żejtun Roman Villa. … Continue reading

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NEWS: Presentation on the mechanical crib held today

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This morning the hall in front of the mechanical crib at the Jesus of Nazareth Institute at Zejtun was packed with an audience listening to a presentation delivered by Joseph Pavia on the on-going restoration works on this 65 year … Continue reading