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Hundreds of people prayed and enjoyed the annual fjakkolata on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at Is-Salib ta l-Gholja in Siggiewi.
On Good Friday, which this year fell on the 6th of April, Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. This public holiday is celebrated with various Good Friday Processions, in which the streets of local villages are transformed into open-air theatres that celebrate the cycle of suffering, death and resurrection on Friday afternoon, around17 different towns and villages across Malta commemorate the Passion of the Christ by an organised and very solemn procession of statues.
Each of these statues represents a particular episode in the Passion of the Christ and is carried by pallbearers.
Traditionally Maltese prepare themselves for Easter Sunday, the Church’s most important feast with the holy week. On Friday the 15th of April Maltese commemorated Our Lady of Sorrows with various processions, and then Maundy Thursday was commemorated with the Via Crucis set up in various Maltese localities. Also on Thursday evening and Friday morning, churches across Malta and Gozo have their paintings draped over in purple or black velvet.
Early on Friday morning, around took part in a penitential walk from Mellieha to Senglea, collecting a record €25,000 for Puttinu Cares.
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