Experience an eventful historical journey through time in a Xaghratale
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Xaghratale – now in its fourth year and presented by the Xaghra Historical Reenactment Organisation, entertains audiences every week in the main square of the village of Xaghra, Gozo.
The open-air performances take place in Pjazza l-Vitorja, on Wednesday evenings at 9:00pm, right though till the end of August. Entrance is free of charge.
This 20 minute dance and drama show with more than 40 dancers wearing period costumes, ranging from the classical period to the 19th century, will transport the audience back in time and introduce the village inhabitants – starting from the Neolithic Age in the Ggantija temples.
Witness a romantic tempting dance of the goddess Calypso for her Ulysses, heading back home. The host will also introduce the audience to the living drama of the plague in the village of Xaghra.
Finally experience the wondrous victory of the Great Siege of 1565 and the welcome news of the end of the Second World War, both dated the 8th of September.
The performance is aimed at giving tourists and local visitors an interesting insight both into famous, as well as less-known events, in which the village and its people played a role, thereby enriching the visitor’s stay on Calypso’s isle.
All this can be enjoyed while maybe having a delicious meal, or sipping a glass of good wine in one of the restaurants surrounding the square.