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    Safi Parish Church decorated during the...
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  • Sunday Morning band march (festa day)
    Sunday Morning band march (festa day)
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    Parish Church interior detail during...
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    by AlexisC5 Written Aug 13, 2013

    Favorite thing: Safi (Ħal Safi) is a village of 2000 people in the southeast of Malta, near Zurrieq and Kirkop.

    In 1417, the village was already known as Ħal Safi. According to the 1419 records of the Standing Army (id-Dejma), between eighty and ninety people were considered as village residents. The main occupation of the major part of the residents was farming - breeding of sheep and goats and agriculture.

    The climax of the social life is the celebration of the village festa, celebrated through the last week of August. The patron Saint of Ħal Safi is St. Paul. This is the best week in which to visit Safi with the last Sunday of August being the main festa day. The day beore (Saturday) is also one of the best days to go as the locals organise a very colourful ground firework display at around 23:00.

    Fondest memory: Other things to visit Safi for are:

    Walks in the country side
    Typical Village core
    Sir Alexander Ball Garden (Gnien ta' Bol)
    Punic remains
    Roman Wall remains
    Parish Church
    St. Mary Chapel
    Various private houses dating to the time of the Knights of St John
    Tad-Dejma Cross

    Safi Parish Church decorated during the festa Sunday Morning band march (festa day) Parish Church interior detail during festa time Ground Firework display
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel

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