Gozo Cultural Calendar for May

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Below are the dates for the various events on the Cultural Calendar for Gozo this May:

Performing Arts:

18-20th May - ''Cittadella'' - A festival of arts and heritage. A 3 day programme of events to take place within the fortified walls of the Grand Castle.

19th May - ''Lejliet Lapsi'' - Notte Gozitana, a remarkable night of activity throughout the town of Victoria with the possibility of visiting major sites in the town. Starting from 6pm till the early hours of Sunday 20th May. This is the biggest event for May.

30th May - Poetry on Gozo, an evening of poetry reading, music and wine at the Dverna tal-Mewta in Victoria starting at 8pm.


18th May - Piano and Accordian recital with the participation of Jean Mark Apap (Alto) and Richard Galliano (Accordian) at 8pm at St. George's Basilica in Victoria.

26th May - Village Festa - Band marches at 8pm along the streets of Munxar.

26th May - 17th Anniversary of the visit by HH Pope John Paul II to the Diocese of Gozo. Band concert next the the National Monument at Triq Papa Gwanni Pawlu II Victoria.

Church Services:

27th May - Village Festa - Pontifical High Mass by the Bishop of Gozo with the participation of orchestra and choir at 9am at Munxar Parish church.

Traditional Religious Processions:

1st May - St. Joseph the Worker procession and blessing of tools at 4.30pm in Fontana.

6th May - Processions with the statue of St. Joseph at 5.45pm with the participation of Mnarja Band in Nadur and 6.30pm with the participation of the Victory Band in Xaghra.

27th May - Village Festa - Traditional procession with the titular statue of St. Paul accompanied by a local band at 7.30pm Munxar.

Traditional Events:

6th May - ''Il-Fiera tad-Dwejra'' - A traditional fair at Dwejra Bay from 1pm onwards.

25th May - ''Traditional Gozitan'' open air meal with the participation of local talent at 8pm in St. Paul's Sq, Munxar.

27th May - Traditional pony and horse races at 1.30pm in the main streets of Munxar.