Carnival - 2007

The Xewkija Local Council organized Carnival activities for The 2007 Carnival.  On Friday 16th February, at the Xewkija Parish Center, at 6.30 the Carnival Costumes Competitions were organised.  There were six categories for these competitions.  In all forty six children aged between 2 and thirteen participated for this year's competitions.  At the end of this event Mayor Dr Monica Vella presented all participants with trophies.
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On Saturday 17th February, the main Carnival Show was held at St John The Baptist Square.  A defile of Carnival Dance Companies and Carnival Floats commenced from St. Bert Street at 6.00pm.  At the same time at St John The Baptist Square the Carnival Dance Companies started their performances.
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On Sunday 18th February, a Carnival Parade was organized with the participation of Prekursur Band and the Carnival floats.  Stilt walkers were also present to entertain the public especially children.  The parade commenced from Ta’ Gokk Street (Near Gnien Castelvenere) at 11.00am.  At the end of the parade the traditional cockaigne (Il-Kukkanja) was organized for the first time by the Xewkija Local Council.

During all five Carnival Days, i.e. from the 16th to the 20th February at St Bert Street near the Our Lady of Sorrow Chapel and at Holy Cross Street, Traditional Spontaneous Carnival was held.

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