After 3 years of not being able to celebrate this cultural and deeply religious practice, the Maltese islands yesterday finally saw the return of various Good Friday processions in various localities.
The processions were a highlight of the Maltese festive and religious calendar, as many dress up as various Biblical figures, whether it be apostles or Roman guards as they walk down their respective localities.
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Others carry large statues depicting various stages of Jesus’ crucifixion as onlookers admire the aesthetic and devotion that goes into the creation and maintenance of such figures.
The celebrations commemorate the day Jesus Christ was crucified and brings an atmosphere of deep spiritual reflection before the jubilant celebrations which take place on Easter Sunday.
Here are but a few snapshots from some of the processions which took place – an appreciation into the hard work which goes into the organisation of these processions.