Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem inauguration ceremony to be broadcast live on TVM

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Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem inuaguration ceremony to be broadcast live on TVMBethlehem f’Ghajnsielem is opening in just three weeks time, and the organisers said that promotion for the event is gathering pace with several initiatives aimed at attracting more visitors to this year’s edition of the Nativity Village.

One of which is the opportunity to enjoy a night at the Bethlehem Inn as part of Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem.

Fort Chambray, for the first time will feature prominently in the Nativity Village story, and will be turned into a Roman fortress with soldiers and horses etc. Visitors will also have the opportunity embark on small river crossing using a traditional Maltese boat.

There will also be an interactive smartphone application narrating the Nativity story while the visitors walk around the sites of the village.

During the last few days it has also been announced by the organising committee that the inauguration ceremony will be broadcast live on TVM.

The activities start with a Christmas Concert by the St Joseph Band outside the main entrance at 4.30pm and at 5.30pm, HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta will officially open the four-week-long event.

Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem is also featuring on the MaltaPost Christmas 2014 Philatelic Stamp set. Photographer Daniel Cilia shot the photos featured on the stamps.

The Opening hours for the animation are as follows:

DECEMBER 2014

Saturday 6th 4.30pm – 9.00pm

Sunday 7th 2.30pm – 7.30pm

Monday 8th 2.30pm – 7.30pm

Saturday 13th 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Sunday 14th 2.30pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 17th* 9.30am – 1.30pm*

Thursday 18th* 9.30am – 1.30pm*

Saturday 20th 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Sunday 21st 2.30pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 25th 3.30pm – 8.00pm

Friday 26th 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Saturday 27th 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Sunday 28th 2.30pm – 7.30pm

JANUARY 2015

Thursday 1st 3. 00pm – 8.00pm

Saturday 3rd 4.30pm – 8.00pm

Sunday 4th** 2.00pm – 8.00pm**

*Animated by the Ghajnsielem Primary School students for the school children

** Adoration of the Magi

The event will close with the traditional Adoration of the Magi on Sunday, the 4th of January 2015.

More information will be available over the coming weeks on www.ghajnsielem.com/bethlehem.

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