Villages in Malta

Ghaxaq

Gharghur

Villages in Gozo

Rabat 

Qala

Times

17:30

16:30

Times

18:00

18:00

Good Friday Processions Malta 

 

For Christians, Good Friday is one of the most significant days of the year since it celebrates the death of Jesus.

It is a time of reflection about the suffering of Jesus.

The idea behind the processions in Malta started from the Sicilian and Spanish influences. The first procession in Malta started in early 16th century to dress up in traditional costumes.

Men, women and children participate wearing a variety of costumes such as Roman soldiers and Biblical characters. They walk in between the statues representing a different stage of the passion. 

Hundreds of people from every village participate with sincere devotion  from young to old.

All processions start and end from the main parish church. Most processions take one or two hours to exit the church due to the number of statues and the many villagers participating within. The village brass bands participate throughout the procession by playing solemn music written purposely for the occasion. These marches are very popular with the locals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Friday Procession schedule on Palm Sunday

Some villages hold their Good Friday Processions the Sunday before Good Friday which is Palm Sunday.

 

 

Good Friday Procession schedule on 2nd of April

All Cancelled

in 2020 and 2021

Villages in Malta

Birgu 

Bormla

Isla 

Luqa

Mosta

Naxxar

Paola

Qormi 

Rabat

Valletta 

Zebbug

Zejtun

Times

 

18:00

17:30

17:30

17:30

17:30

17:30

17:30

17:30

18:00

18:00

17:30

17:00

Villages in Gozo

Victoria

Rabat 

Nadur

Xaghra

Zebbug

Times

 

18:00

18:00

18:00

18:00

18:00