Santa Lucija annual, traditional Festival of Light in Gozo
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The quaint village of Santa Lucija in Gozo will this year celebrate its Festa on the 8th, 9th and 10th December with a large variety of celebrations that will take place inside the beautiful little Church and also around the main streets.
On the eve of the feast, Saturday, the 9th of December the Ta’ Klula Cultural Group organises the annual Festival of Light in honour of the village Patron Saint – Saint Lucy.
A number of young girls, dressed in long white gowns and a red sash, accompanied by an elder girl with a wreath of lit candles on her head, parade from the village church to the square where a large bonfire is also lit.
Santa Lucija buns are distributed to all those present and a brass band will participate in the celebrations. The evening will get underway at 6.30pm.
Saint Lucy, is associated with lengthening days and more sunlight, the protector of light.
The hamlet feast on Sunday the 10th of December, will feature band marches, and religious celebrations, which will include a procession with the Titular statue from the Church Square through the streets of the village in the evening.
For those who wish to visit the village on Saturday evening using public transport, bus number 313 goes to the village from the Victoria bus terminus.