Cultural Tour on the cult of the Holy Week in Gozo

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 3:06pm

Cultural Tour Photo

The fifth in the series of Cultural Tours organised by the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts will be held in Gozo on Palm Sunday, 24 March 2013.

The tour will focus on the cult of the Holy Week in Gozo and will include a penitential procession in Qala where we will see the largest and only statue of its kind in the Maltese islands, depicting Christ brought down from the cross; the statue was brought over from Spain and it also used to be in Rome.

In Nadur we will visit a Last Supper’s display in Jewish style at the Boys’ MUSEUM as well as the parish church of the same village where, apart from the passion processional statues, Mr Ġorg Cassar will also speak about the cult of the Holy Week on the island of Gozo. The tour will also visit an exhibition of sacred art, ‘Rebbiegħa’, by the Gozitan artist Pawlu Camilleri Cauchi who will also be present at the Banca Giuratale, Victoria to speak about his work. Other places of interest included in this tour are the recently-opened museum “il-Ħaġar” as well as St George’s Basilica, with its statues showing the mysteries of the passion of Christ.

These monthly Cultural Tours are organized by the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts and have now become a part of the calendar of events which are followed by many participants who want to increase their knowledge of our Maltese heritage.

Departure will be from near a leading hotel in Floriana at 11.30am. Tickets sell for €22 for adults and €20 for the elderly and children. Refreshments will also be served during this tour.

Booking closes at noon on Wednesday 20 March 2013 or earlier if the tour is fully booked. Tickets may be purchased from the offices of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts at 230 Republic Street, Valletta (further down from St George’s Square) from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 3.30pm.

For further information please telephone on 21232515 or 21245168. You may also contact us through email: noel.damato@maltaculture.com or visit our website www.maltaculture.com.