‘La Cavalcata dei Magi ‘ held in Xaghra for the 2nd year
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On Sunday, the feast of the Epiphany was celebrated in the village of Xaghra. A couple depicting Mary and Joseph carrying the baby Jesus made their way to their place in front of the Basilica, with a shepherd and lamb following. The shepherd paid homage to baby Jesus and then took his place next to them.
From three different streets, 8th September Avenue, Triq 28 t’April 1688 and Triq il-Knisja, the Wise Men on horseback converged on Victory Square. They travelled wearing rich attire accompanied by pages carrying the three biblical presents, gold, incense and myrrh. In the Square. They followed a moving star that travelled overhead, moving across the Square until they arrived in front of the manger where, one by one, they presented their gifts and paid homage to baby Jesus.
The G]aqda Il-Milied fix-Xaghra said that this event was started for the first on the island last year, with the full collaboration of the Xaghra Archpriest Mgr Carmelo Refalo. They said that this year it attracted a large crowd to watch the spectacle.
The Magi then entered the Basilica to attend the Celebration of the Eucharist. There they made the offerings at Mass.
This event was kindly sponsored by Victor Muscat’s Horse Drawn Carriage Service.