[WATCH] Jubilation in Mosta during annual Santa Marija festivities

People of all ages take to Mosta to celebrate annual Santa Marija festivities. 

Staff Reporter
15 August 2015, 5:25pm
People of all ages celebrate feast of Santa Marija in Mosta. Photo:Ray Attard
People of all ages celebrate feast of Santa Marija in Mosta. Photo:Ray Attard
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The streets of Mosta were filled with joy and confetti as hundreds of people of all ages celebrated the annual feast of Santa Marija this afternoon.

Clad in the traditional blue gear and waving blue flags and balloons, the revelers danced, sang and drank in commemoration of the Assumption of the Madonna.

Earlier, Archbishop Charles Scicluna celebrated mass in the Santa Marija Rotunda of Mosta. He delivered a sermon that had a particularly cheerful tinge, with the clergy applauding his announcement that he will celebrate every Santa Marija mass from now on at the Mosta church. After the homily, Scicluna also told Mosta Archpriest Albert Buhagiar that he would approve an application by the parish to turn the Rotunda into a Basilica.