Sette Giugno 1919 riots commemoration on Wednesday

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Commemoration ceremony Sette Giugno 1919 riotsThis Week Malta and Gozo, will once again be commemorating the tragic events of the 7th of June 1919, known as the ‘Sette Giugno.’

In Gozo, Xaghra Local Council and the Xaghra Historical Reenactment Organisation are organising a commemorative ceremony for the Sette Giugno 1919 riots, which will take place this Wednesday.

This ceremony is in remembrance of the riots of 1919 when the Maltese people revolted against the British administration and demanded some form of representative government for the island. Four people died on that fateful day.

One the victims during these riots was Guzeppi Bajada, who was born in Xaghra.

This commemorative ceremony programme is as follows:

9.30am: Memorial Mass at the Nativity of Our Lady Basilica, Xaghra.

Followed at 10.00am by a: Reenactment in Victory Square by the Xaghra Historical Reenactment Organisation.

Then at 10.45am, there will then be a commemorative ceremony, including the playing of the Last Post and the Reveille, and the laying of wreaths in front of Guzeppi Bajada’s monument in the lower part of Bullara Street, Xaghra.

Everyone is invited to attend.

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