Xaghra village welcomes triumphal entry of La Cavalcata Dei Re Magi
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A cold, but sunny morning, welcomed the triumphal entry of the Three Kings – La Cavalcata Dei Re Magi – to Xaghra Square on Sunday.
The Feast of the Epiphany was celebrated with a Biblical reenactment organised by the Ghaqda Il-Milied fix-Xaghra and the Xaghra Historical Reenactment Organisation.Arriving from three different streets – 8th September Avenue, Triq 28 t’April 1688 and Triq il-Knisja – the three Wise Men on horseback (the Magi) converged on Victory Square to see the Baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph in their place on the church parvis.
Then dressed in their rich attire, accompanied by their pages carrying the three biblical presents, gold, incense and myrrh, one by one, they presented their gifts and paid homage to the Baby Jesus.Held for the first time on the island in 2010, this very special event always attracts large crowds of both locals and tourists to the village centre to witness this spectacular scene which takes place in the main square and on the church parvis.
La Cavalcata Dei Re Magi – is held with the full collaboration of the Xaghra Archpriest Mgr Carmelo Refalo.
Photographs by Alain Salvary