Zejt iz-Zejtun

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th 2019

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Zejtun

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th 2019

Żejt iż-Żejtun, the event celebrating the olive picking season and olive pressing for oil was held in Żejtun during the evening of Saturday, 28th and on Sunday, 29th September 2019.

The event, organised by the Żejtun Local Council, featured a defilè of village folk and farmers on carts carrying the olive harvest for pressing, drummers and flag bearers in medieval costumes, folk singers and dancers.

An exhibition of agricultural tools, agricultural products and folk art decked the village in traditional attire. Pride of place is given to the olive tree. Maltese ftajjar and bread dressed in freshly pressed olive oil were distributed for free tasting. An audio-visual presentation will feature olive tree varieties and techniques for their proper cultivation. The event also featured the traditional blessing of horses, cattle and pets.

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