Siggiewi local council will illuminate the hill leading to the Laferla Cross and the Annunciation Chapel using Maltese torches (fjakkoli) on the evenings of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday with the support of Bank of Valletta

The initiative originated in 1993, when 70 fjakkoli were placed along the footpath leading to the ‘Salib tal-Gholja’. The initiative proved very popular and over the years the event has grown to include the lighting of the Siggiewi side of the hill, the church parvis and the rooftops of houses surrounding the parish square. From one evening, the event was also extended to three evenings.

“Bank of Valletta prides itself in being at the forefront in supporting local communities and views its role as going beyond the provision of financial services. Through our support we seek to foster a strong link with the community and are delighted to be associated with an initiative that is closely linked with Maltese traditions and culture,” said Josef Debono, Manager Bank of Valletta, Siggiewi Branch.

Mr Debono presented the Bank’s sponsorship to Jesmond Tanti, co-ordinator of the event.

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