Xaghra Fig Festival: Figs, culinary talent and entertainment
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Next weekend, the hilltop village of Xaghra will be holding the Xaghra Fig Festival. Taking place over two days, Victory Square in Xaghra will celebrate figs and culinary talent – combined with musical entertainment for all ages.
Launched by the Xaghra Local Council, this ninth edition is taking place on Saturday, the 30th of June and Sunday, the 1st of July, as part of Ficusnet, a European network of fig-producing towns and villages.
Present for today’s announcement were Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana, Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri and Xaghra Mayor Mr. Joe Cordina.
Dr Caruana said that the Ministry for Gozo is the leading sponsor for this event which has been organised by the Council.
She added that similar thematic activities held over the past months have led to economic growth and an increase in the number of tourists visiting the island.
She thanked the Local Council headed by Mayor Joe Cordina, and the hardworking team involved in the organisation, as well as Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri.
The Parliamentary Secretary said he hoped that the work of the Xaghra Local Council, together with other initiatives taken by non-governmental organisations, will help to overcome the many problems affecting the fig tree and its fruit, which is so enjoyed by the Maltese and Gozitan people.
Mayor Joe Cordina said that each edition of this festival has proved to be a success by providing innovation and new content each year.
Xaghra village, he said, is synonymous with this festival, and thanked all those who have played a part in its organisation. Mayor Cordina went on to invite the public to attend the events of the 2-day festival.
The entertainment on Saturday evening in Victory Square will be Hilltop Rock – Rock Classics, As Never Before, from 8.30pm to 1.00am.
Then on Sunday, also in Victory Square, it is the turn of – Lejla Tina – when visitors will be able to enjoy a happy helping of culinary delight, dance seeped in tradition and music, plus much more, aimed at all the family. from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.
To keep up to date with all the events, please follow the Xaghra Fig Festival facebook page