Birgu Fest 2013
Every year BirguFest aims to focus on the city’s historic heritage and architectural beauty and over the years it has developed into a national event, where thousands of people roam through the narrow and winding streets of this gem of a fortified City. The historic re-enactments, discounted museum entrances, Churches and Auberges contribute to one of the most memorable events in the cultural Maltese calendar.
However, the highlight of this event, was surely, the magical Birgu By Candlelight on Saturday, where all the streets and houses of this magnificent City were lit only by thousands of candles, surely adding a romantic touch to this city’s historical ambience, together with a variety of traditional music, choirs, local and foreign bands.
The festival, organised by the Birgu Local Council with the collaboration of the Parliamentary Secretariat for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Dialogue, together with the Malta Tourism Authority and various other sponsors, aims to promote and generate interest in the historical heritage of Vittoriosa, the first home of the Knights of St. John in Malta, whilst providing entertainment which suit all taste and ages. Currently the Birgu Local Council has already started working on next year’s event which will take place between the 11th and 12th October, 2013.