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Malta - Traditional Procession with statue of Baby Jesus

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Il-Purcissjoni tal-Bambin (Procession of Baby Jesus) held at the Mosta Parish in 2011. Unfortunately half way of the procession, it rained so we could not bring you the procession entering the …More
Il-Purcissjoni tal-Bambin (Procession of Baby Jesus) held at the Mosta Parish in 2011. Unfortunately half way of the procession, it rained so we could not bring you the procession entering the church and the clips we have were taken at a rather dark spot of Mosta.

Il-Purcissjoni tal-Bambin is a very popular traditional event in this country and it is held in about 66 towns and villages around Malta and Gozo. It was started by our beloved St Gorg Preca through his Society of Christian Doctrine (M.U.S.E.U.M) with the first procession held in Hamrun in 1921.

It was, is and will continue to be popular and many people join in to accompany the procession in which a statue of Baby Jesus is carried by children while everyone sings beautiful Maltese Christmas Carols including, of course, our "National" Christmas carol, Ninni la Tibkix Izjed (Sleep and cry no more) which was composed in by Fr Andrew Schembri (1744-1862) from Luqa for the Maltese migrants in Tunis.

Background music:
Traditional Maltese/Christmas Carols by The Shalom Choir
Under the direction of Mra Rita Vassallo

Thank you for watching.

Video/editing by Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech
Produced by Alfred & Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech, Mosta, Malta.