Fjakkolata’ – Festival of Lights on Ghar Ilma Hill, Santa Lucija, Gozo
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A 'Fjakkolata' – Festival of Lights – is taking place in Gozo next month, in the area around Santa Lucija – a traditional and spectacular illumination of candles and flaming torches.
As the sun sets, Ghar Ilma Hill will be lit up in a spectacular fashion with hundreds of flaming lanterns. A unique moment to inspire everyone against the beautiful backdrop of the Gozitan countryside surrounding the heart of the quaint village of Santa Lucija.
This candlelight event attracts visitors from all over this island and has been taking place in the village for over 30 years in celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, which falls on the 13th of October.
Whilst enjoying this spectacular scene from St. Lucija Square, visitors will also be able to savour local food and a unique hospitality, with the accompaniment of Ta' Verna Folk Group.
Everyone is welcome to this Festival of Lights on Sunday, the 9th of October, the torches will start being lit from 7.00pm onwards, on Ghar Ilma Hill.