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l-Imnarja in Malta

l-Imnarja in Malta is held on June 29. This event in the third decade of the month June is annual. Help us Help us 
29 June - l-Imnarja in Malta
This feast is one of the oldest feasts celebrated in Malta and Gozo. This wondrous two-day celebration has strong pagan Roman roots. The Feast commemorates two important Saints in Maltese religious lore, St. Peter and St. Paul. The word luminarja is derived from the Latin word Luminare – to light up. This was the way people manifested their joy in recognition of a particular feast, such lighting being offered by burning bonfires and candles.
A sticky, balmy, summery celebration that falls on the 28th and 29th of June, L-Imnarja is a national holiday that has been part of Malta's identity for aeons. It's also our much-awaited yearly excuse to gorge ourselves on mouthwatering Maltese delicacies. From wondrous night-time picnics in Buskett to flavoursome culinary marvels, it's no wonder that this is one of the most anticipated feasts of the year.

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