Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem 2018 opens to the public this Sunday
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Bethlehem f’Ghajniselem – 10th edition, officially open its doors to the public tomorrow, Sunday, the 9th of December, from 3.30pm.
During this year’s launch of this very popular Nativity Village, Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana spoke of the “unprecedented investment in the programme for this year, including advertising campaigns to make Gozo a Christmas destination of international renown.”
“Gozo has seen an enormous increase in cultural activities throughout the year, with this Nativity Village being not just a local attraction, but also internationally recognised, said Dr Caruana.
The Minister said that this year, Gozo offers a vast programme for the festive season with activities to suit everyone’s taste.
She thanked the Mayor and Ghajnsielem Local Council for their commitment to this attraction so that it continues to grow year after year. .Dr Caruana also thanked all the volunteers and voluntary organisations who participate in this activity ensuring its great success.
Also at the launch was the Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government Silvio Parnis, who said that the Ghajnsielem Local Council is an entity “that is close to its people, responds to the legitimate expectations of citizens and keeps the location alive.”
He augured that the Christmas Village has the same success as in previous year, adding that it creates a sense of unity, while promoting the traditional and religious aspect of the country, as well as boosting cultural tourism.
Ghajnsielem Mayor Franco Ciangura provided a detailed explanation of the new attractions added this year, keeping a sense of local traditions within the festivities.
He thanked the Ministry for Gozo for its support of the Nativity Village, as well as all the volunteers who take part in the activity.
The Mayor invited everyone to visit the Village to experience something unique, where traditions and local culture merge within the story of the Nativity.
Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem is open until Sunday, the 6th of January.
Photograph: MGOZ/Terry Camilleri