One of the most anxiously waited for annual events in Malta, is held in the beautiful, historic city of Vittoriosa, known as Birgu.
From inception the aim was to highlight Birgu's historic and architectural beauty and the Birgu by Candlelight, now incorporated in Birgufest, was set up to highlight this in a romantic manner. The streets are lit up with a gentle glow by thousands of candles of all kinds.
However, Birgufest has developed into a larger event with a wider scope, offering many activities throughout the festival. The historic re-enactments, extended and cheaper museum entrances, and the opening up to the public of other venues of interest including churches, highlight the immense historic value of this city.
In addition, food stalls offering both Maltese and other food, various musical concerts - ranging from classical to modern, and various exhibitions, make this event truly an outing with something to suit all tastes and ages.
This year Birgufest will be held on the 8th & 9th October 2016
Posted On 31 August 2016