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December 8 2011 5 08 /12 /December /2011 08:30

Feast-of-immaculate-conception 0140Today we went to the feast of the immaculate conception in Bormla. The feast of the immaculate conception is the feast for the blessed Virgin Mary. It is a dogma of the Roman Catholic Church. It was kept for the orifinal sin from her moment of conception and it was filled with the sanctifying grace normally conferred during baptism. It is one of the four dogmas in Roman Catholic Mariology. When we arrived in Bormla it was very full and full with food stalls with sausages, candy floss and donuts. Bormla is a very small city but this time a lot of people were there. It was very nice to see how all people come together for a feast like this. They had a little orchestra which walked through the city and played music. After we saw the orchestra we went to the church of Bormla, the Cospicua parish church. Cospicua became a parish in 1586 and the parish church, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, was elevated to the dignity of a collegiate church in 1822. The image of the Blessed Virgin above the high altar was crowned by Cardinal Ferrata in 1905 and, fifty years later, Cardinal Tedeschini adorned it with a halo of twelve stars. Feast-of-immaculate-conception 0151The parish population is 5,657 and the families are 1,600. After we visited the church we went to the firework near there. It was really nice to see with all the nice colours. All people went there to see it. During we watched the firework it started raining, but it was for no one a problem. It was a really nice evening for all of us. 



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October 2 2011 1 02 /10 /October /2011 16:50

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Notte Bianca is an annual all-night cultural initiative of various countries around the world and Malta is no exception. Notte Bianca is now in its 6th fantastic year, and continues to promise an unforgettable evening of art, culture and much more. During Notte Bianca, Valletta's museums, historical buildings, private and public art galleries, and other cultural institutions are open free of charge and the capital is transformed into a city-wide festive gathering, including music, dance, film and theatre performances and providing space for both local and international artists to be appreciated by the general public throughout the night. From the majestic Caravaggio to exhibitions by young aspiring artists, from the romantic tunes of Chopin to the potent riffs of heavy metal Maltese Bands, from an engaging folk dance to magnificent contemporary jazz. It is this 

DSC 0405diversity that makes Notte Bianca such an interesting and unique experience. This year some events are happening in a repetitive manner throughout the city, enabling you to get through the whole list of events without missing a thing and public transport is also available from Valletta to all Malta till late. 

 On the 1st of October all the older boarders went to the Notte Bianca festival. We wanted to see the different museums and art galleries. Besides that we wanted to see Valletta by night and the nightlife. We went to Valletta and met some school friends and visited the museums and art galleries. We took a lot of pictures of the architecture of the buildings. 

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