Xaghratale has its last performance in Xaghra for this summer

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Xaghratale has its last performance in Xaghra for this summerLast night saw the last open-air performance of a Xaghratale for this summer. The shows were presented by the Xaghra Historical Reenactment Organisation every Wednesday throughout July and August in Pjazza l-Vitorja, Xaghra, Gozo.

More than 40 dancers wearing period costumes, ranging from the classical period to the 19th century, took the audience back in time and introduced the village inhabitants through history – starting from the Neolithic Age in the Ggantija temples, including the living drama of the plague in the village of Xaghra.

The show came to a close with 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.

If you did not have the opportunity to visit this year, then make a date for next summer to enjoy local history through a Xaghratale.

Photographs from Wednesday evening by Alain Salvary

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