Qtugh ir-Ras - 2008

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On the 29th of August our village celebrates the feast of the Beheading of St John The Baptist.  Archbishop Paul Cremona attended for this year's religious functions at our Rotunda.  After the mass, the Mayor, Dr Monica Vella, presented a souvenir and the book Xewkija The First Village, to the Archbishop.

Afterwards Prekursur Band marched through Triq Hamrija and Triq Widnet il-Bahar.  At Triq Widnet il-Bahar an activity was held by the Xewkija Local Council.  Omar Camilleri and Mario Borg read poems about the feast of the Beheading of  St John the Baptist while apprentices from the Prekursur Band Club played beautiful music pieces.

Professor Joseph Bezzina gave information about the traditional bonfire.  This was a tradition of our village which was lost in recent years.  The Council would like to revive this tradition of the bonfire and therefore for the first time it was decided to be organised by the Local Council.  At the end of the activity the Mayor lit the Bonfire.

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