On Thursday, February 8th, at 6:30 PM, the Carnival will debut in Żurrieq. Festivities will unfold in front of the Żurrieq Church and nearby streets, featuring a costume contest organized by the Żurrieq Local Council. Expect masquerades, carnival displays, and floats.
Concurrently, preparations are underway for the Valletta Carnival, with companies perfecting performances and float builders completing their creations. Running from February 9th to 13th, the Malta Carnival is orchestrated by Festivals Malta, backed by the Ministry for National Heritage, the Arts, and Local Government.
Minister Owen Bonnici underscored the importance of cultural dissemination in localities like Żurrieq, lauding efforts to enliven its streets and squares.
Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government Alison Zerafa Civelli praised Festivals Malta’s initiative, making the Carnival more inclusive and accessible in Żurrieq.
Aaron Zahra, Chairperson of Festivals Malta, commended the commitment to organizing Żurrieq’s Carnival, expanding cultural outreach beyond traditional domains.
Frans Agius, CEO of Festivals Malta, anticipated engaging new communities in Żurrieq’s Carnival, showcasing its diverse offerings on a grand scale.
Artistic Director Jason Busuttil highlighted the event’s progression from Ta’ Qali and Ħamrun to Żurrieq, promising a plethora of floats, masquerades, and carnival groups.
Present at the press conference were Żurrieq Mayor Rita Grima and various members of the Żurrieq Local Council.