The narrow winding streets of Żurrieq will provide the quaint backdrop for a re-enactment of a 16th-century Maltese wedding tomorrow.

The nuptial feast starts at 7pm in Bubaqra. The public will be able to take part in the wedding march, with about 90 re-enactors.

Weddings in Malta have always involved great celebrations and this re-enactment will show how weddings used to be organised in the time of the Knights of St John, with epic costumes, and highlighting the traditions related to winning a bride and taking her to the altar.

On the wedding day, the couple go to church under a canopy accompanied by musicians, while the guests dance and carry wedding gifts, that will be presented to the priest. After the church ceremony, a reception will be held, with traditional Maltese food, singing and dancing, adding to the merriment of this memorable occasion.

The traditional Maltese wedding is being organised by the Żurrieq local council in collaboration with the Cultural Committee within the St Catherine’s Band Club Żurrieq and the support of the Malta Tourism Authority.

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