Festival of Figs: Traditional food and entertainment in Xaghra square

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Festival of Figs: Traditional food and entertainment in Xaghra squareThe very popular Festival of Figs and typical Maltese products, is returning once again to Xaghra this month.

This weekend festival, is organised by the Xaghra Local Council and was celebrated for the first time in 2010, with the aim of promoting local figs and other typical products.

The Xaghra Local Council is a member of the ficusnet network, which is a network of European towns and cities that produce figs as one of their typical products.

Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, the 16th and 17th of September, the programme of activities is as follows:

Saturday 16th of September:

At 10am, an information session discussing the cultivation of fig trees, will be held at the ‘Dun Alwig Camilleri’ Hall in the Victory Band Club.

Sunday 17th of September:

7.30am-1.00pm, The Festival of Figs and local food will be displayed on stalls around Victory Square.

The programme for the morning includes a demonstration of traditional food made by Karmen Tedesco and live entertainment by the Xaghra Folk Group and Ta’ Verna Folk Band.

Entrance is free and the Council invites everyone to attend.

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