Monday, 7 May 2012

Malta - A Maltese Medley



The feast of St. Peter and St. Paul on June 29th, known as “L-Imnarja” marks an important event among Maltese popular festivities. “L-Imnarja” comes from the Italian word “luminaria” meaning “Festival of Light.” This recalls the illumination of the Mdina cathedral, the city walls of the Mdina old capital as a sign of rejoicing. In olden days, husbands committed themselves to taking their wives to this feast. An agricultural show of animals, vegetables, fruit, poultry and honey are held. Horse-racing competitions are still popular.

There is no feast without a marching band in Malta! The band marches along our streets playing joyful tunes, very often composed locally by the maestro.
Good Luck to All Participants from Malta!

21 Comments:

Michael said...

Watching this highly colourful production just puts me in the mood for a festival and a feast!
Well done to the children from Malta for their enthusiastic singing!

Good luck from Scotland.

Jan Kåre said...

Beautiful children and as Michael said very enthusiastic singing. Good luck with the voting. Greetings from Norway.

Steffen Töppler said...

Oh yes, this reminds me of my summer course in Malta. Lots of fireworks going on then.
Great to see these kids singing and dancing.

Anna-Lena said...

Nice pictures! We like the fireworks! Good Luck!

Ursula said...

Great fireworks!
Toi toi toi from Austria:))

remi said...

We like the music, unusual combination. The kids are awesome.
Good luck from B&H!

Dave Schrauwen said...

Hi Malta,

Lovely song with a great link to the country!

Kind regards from Belgium!

Dave

Stadil-Vedersø Skole said...

A fine way to present your country. All the best wishes from Denmark. Good luck

Greece said...

Hi Malta....Very nice song.....Good luck!!

Maria Antoinette said...

Dear All,

A very big thank you for all your great comments:)

Maria

English teacher said...

We love this song , children are great and we love the marching band, too. It reminds us of our marching band "Banda de Agaete" in our festivals in Gran Canaria. Canary Islands, Spain.
Congratulations! Good luck!

Maria Antoinette said...

Thanks, Spain.

Maria

venerahead said...

Dear Maria and all children in class,
Welldone and keep your great work.
It is one of the most important song in our cultural history.
The children did very well. Take care and give my greetings to your children, Tell them that we are proud of them.

Alfred Mifsud
Headmaster

niki said...

We really liked the band and your song!! Congratulations in the competition...
From sunny Cyprus

larisa said...

Nice video and the song. Good luck!!!

Marek Fularz said...

Hi Maria!
Kollha l-aħjar mill-Polonja. :)

Maria Antoinette said...

Thanks Larisa.

Maria Antoinette said...

Hi Marek,

You speak and write Maltese too?

Neeme Kool said...

The most of all we liked the funny dance!
Good luck from Estonia!

valerie canty said...

Hi Malta!
Good job!
Best wishes from France!

Kamil said...

Super!