[WATCH] Hundreds attend Mnarja festival in Buskett

The annual agrarian festival is held in commemoration of Saint Peter and St Paul

29 June 2017, 3:21pm
Hundreds of people attended the annual festival at Buskett gardens on the occasion of l-Imnarja yesterday afternoon. The Feast commemorates two saints - St. Peter and St. Paul – and differs from traditional Maltese feasts in that over the years, it has become more of agrarian festival, which takes place on the eve of the 29 June - the day of the feast.

Among the attractions at the festival was the traditional horse and donkey races, as well as displays of several types of livestock including horses, donkeys, pigs, goats and rabbits.

Attendees who braved the sweltering heat were also able to enjoy numerous other displays such as those of traditional Maltese craft products, medieval weaponry and armour, agricultural tools and produce and dog shows among others.

The festival’s attractions also included the yearly Maltese folk singing festival Ghanafest.

The festival was organised by the Rural Festivities Unit within the Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, with the collaboration of the Arts Council and the Agrarian Soc.

Among the guests were newly-appointed parliamentary secretary for Agriculture Clint Camilleri as well as former minister Dolores Cristina.