Electricity in Malta has 220 Volt, but the plug might be different from the one that you use in your homecountry and so it will be the best to take an adaptor-plug with you, because even the big hotels obviously dont have a single plug in the rooms for the ordinary plugs of Europe.
Charging your batteries etc. will only be possible when you have the right adaptor like in my photo !
Devotional Life size statues, showing scenes from the Passion of Christ, are carried through Mosta streets. Of remarkable artistic value, is the statue called – Il-Monument. A baroque hearse bearing the Dead Christ, with its intricate gilded wood sculptures. This is a unique work of art, which can only be admired in the Holy Week.
Known as Rotunda of St Marija Assunta, dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady, the parish church of Mosta is in the center of all the public celebrations on August 15.
As in all other towns and villages of the Maltese islands the locals meet in front of Rotunda showing their joy and celebrating.
These symbols are also presented on Mosta's coat of arms: the red cross symbolizing the Catholic faith, the circle representing the Rotunda and the blue star is the symbol of the Madonna, patron saint of the town.
If you're visiting Mosta on a Monday, you can take a look at the Market. If you don't need clothes, plants, toys, pets or anything immaginable in a market, make sure you taste the local 'Qaghaq tal Hmira' or 'Imqaret' . The hawker selling 'qaghaq' will be selling near the 'Genesis Stationary' black marbled corner shop, and if you want to try the imqaret let your nose follow the smell of dates and pastry frying. I'll post pics later on.
The Feast of the Assumption is held on August 15 and it is a public holiday. The church is also known as the Rotunda of St Marija Assunta. There's several cities/villages around Malta that has got Santa Maria as the patron Saint but the one in Mosta is the most popular. Celebrations are held from a week earlier and are surely not to be missed. Fireworks, band marches, beer, sweat......... you name it ! Please click on photo to see more pics about this tip.
The church service started at 3 pm and at 5 pm the procession did start. We had a good place close to the Dome. We were warned that a lot of people would be there so we made sure to be there a few hours in advance. We were there around 2 pm. And around 4pm it started to be crowded along the circuit so we decided to take our position as well.
It took almost 2,5 hours before the whole procession passed by. And it would take another 2 hours before the beginning of the procession was back at the Dome.
See the travelogues to see the pics of the procession