Birgu By Candlelight 2006




One of this year’s most anticipated events awaited, not only by the Vittoriosa residents but also by the general public was the Birgu By Candlelight, organised by the Malta Tourism Authority with the collaboration of the Birgu Local Council. This was held on Saturday 7th October, as part of the Historic Cities Festival.  

Birgu by Candlelight was organised on a national scale, and on that day crowds from all over Malta flocked the walled City of Vittoriosa. During Birgu By Candlelight, visitors were able to enjoy a unique atmosphere, as practically all the streets of Vittoriosa were lit by Candlelight. This year’s theme was Carnival in Birgu. Wandering around the city’s narrow streets, visitors were able to enjoy numerous re-enactments inspired by real historical events. 

The Birgu Local Council, on the other hand, encouraged all the residents to participate in this activity by decorating their houses and streets with candles and plants. 

Birgu By Candlelight, as expected was a huge success and was the major highlight of this year’s Historic Cities Festival programme.