San Blas Feast being celebrated on the last Sunday of the month
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This year’s traditional celebration of the Feast of St Blaise, organised by the residents of San Blas, is being held on Sunday, the 28th of January, at San Blas bocci pitch in Nadur, Gozo, from 10.00 am onwards with a march by the Mnarja Band.
This will be followed by an open-air Holy Mass with the Bishop of Gozo Mgr Mario Grech who will e accompanied by other priests.
St Blaise is the Patron Saint of those with maladies of the throat and a blessing of the throat will follow the Mass, for all those who are present for the occasion. He is also the patron of veterinarians and against attacks of wild animals.
People are also invited to bring your pets and animals and they will be blessed too, together with the agricultural produce presented by local farmers
St Blaise was a 3rd century physician who became the Bishop of Sebastea in Armenia. He was beheaded in A.D. 316 for refusing to renounce his faith. He is also the Patron Saint of wild animals because of his care for them.
The Church on the 3rd of February marks the official feast day of St Blaise.
For up to date information, please see the event facebook page.