Christmas in Gozo launched with artist Jonas Blue for New Year

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Christmas in Gozo launched with artist Jonas Blue for New YearChristmas in Gozo 2018 has had it official launch, with the programme for Christmas and the New Year announced by the Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana.

This fifth year of festive activities organised by the Ministry for Gozo will be take place across the island of Gozo between the 1st of December and the 6th of January 2019.

Dr Caruana said that the programme – the choice for Christmas is Gozo – contains a myriad of festivities and special events with something to suit everyone’s taste, taking place in a beautiful and friendly environment.

The programme was prepared by a team created specially and includes the celebrations for New Year. Over the past months, the team worked not only on the programme, but also to ensure that there was involvement from the Government, as well as the private and voluntary sectors, explained the Minister.

“This programme is realised on the traditions and the true values of Christmas” said the Minister. Adding that the Ministry had continued to build on the programme from last year “to feel and experience the true meaning of Christmas through every part of this programme.”

“Through this Christmas programme we must valorise everything Gozo – traditions, typical local products and the great cultural talent we have on this island,” stressed Dr Caruana

The Minister continued by saying that for the first time, the Ministry had managed to attract an artist of international fame to Gozo for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, which will be taking place in Independence Square and St George’s Square.

UK artist Jonas Blue will be in Gozo for New Year, to join with The Travellers, Ganni & Friends, as well as other Gozitan artists.

Dr Caruana thanked all those who gave their support to this initiative, and welcomed everyone who will be visiting the island for the unique experience of Christmas in Gozo, with a programme that combines both religious and cultural traditions – that are loved by one and all.

To keep up to date with Christmas in Gozo events please follow the official facebook page.

Photograph: DOI/Francis Micallef

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