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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

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NEWS: Carlo Diacono’s Bust removed for restoration

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The bronze bust of the Maltese composer Carlo Diacono, located on the facade of what used to be his family’s house at the main square of Żejtun, was this week removed from its place  by the restorer commissioned by Wirt … Continue reading

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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

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NEWS: Wirt iż-Żejtun Treasurer Elected on MCESD Civil Society Committee

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Mr Jesmond Cutajar, Wirt iż-Żejtun Treasurer, has been nominated for the post of a representative on the Civil Society Committee of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development. Since more than one nomination was received, elections for the post … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NEWS: GĦAMLULNA ĠIEĦ awarded SIS Grant

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During a ceremony organised by the Malta Council for Voluntary Sector and lead by Hon Dr Helena Dalli, Minister for Civil Liberties, Social Dialogue and Consumer Affairs, Wirt iż-Żejtun was awarded grant aid to fulfil its project GĦAMLULNA ĠIEĦ (they … Continue reading

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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