In the morning before a Maltese festa celebration
Away from the enchanting variety of sandy and rocky beaches where thousands of tourists and locals alike are having their own little barbeques and family re-unions, there is another reality in Malta, the reality of the local people who have to earn their living in the beating sun. Even though working in Malta during summer can be exhausting it is not all bad for the Maltese because it is the time when villages come to life. Almost every weekend there is a big celebration in one or more villages around Malta in honour of the patron saint or saints of that particular village. To get to these traditional village celebrations it is ideal if you have a personal car or accommodation close by. Since all public transport services in Malta stop at around 11pm when the celebrations are still at their best, if you can't afford to rent a personal car you can get to the village some time before by bus and then get a taxi back to your accommodation. Otherwise you will have to join one of the numerous tours which are organised from most of the well established hotels. This leads us into a brief history of the ties between the Maltese islands and the Roman Catholic faith. Basically as it is noted down in the Bible, St. Paul the Apostle brought the faith to the Maltese islands after he got shipwrecked on the islands' northern shores while he was enroute to Rome for his trial and finally beheading in the year 60 A.D. Since then the people inhabiting the islands have never looked back on their previous pagan faith and up to date statistics still show that 90% of the population are registered with the Catholic Church. Having said this I must point out that in recent years we have seen a drastic decline in the amount of people who attend church regularly.
Ground fireworks display on Satuday evening
I am David, a 24 year old Maltese guy who just graduated in psychology and spent 1 year working in the field. I have a serious case of travel bug and I am really passionate about sharing my stories and encouraging people to go out there and experience the world while we are young because we only get one chance. A wise man once said that in the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.
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