Xaghratale: Last show for this summer on Wednesday

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Xaghratale GozoThis Wednesday evening will be the last chance for locals and tourists to see a Xaghratale for this summer – presented by the Xaghra Historical Reenactment Organisation

The open-air performances take place in Pjazza l-Vitorja, Xaghra and has been entertaining audiences every week throughout July and August.

Consisting of a 20 minute dance and drama show, the performance gets underway at 9.00pm, with more than 40 dancers wearing period costumes, ranging from the classical period to the 19th century, that will transport the audience back in time and introduce the village inhabitants – starting from the Neolithic Age in the Ggantija temples.

The audience can 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.

Then finally, there is 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.

Xaghratale 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.

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