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The place name Zejtun, in its original Semitic connotation, signifies the cultivated olive tree and its fruit, synonymous with the Mediterranean and popular since biblical times.
As the place name indicates, olive tree cultivation and its by-products were a prime activity in the south east of Malta in the Punic and Roman era, with Zejtun as its' centre. Over the years, especially with the Arab occupation of Malta, at the end of the first millennium, cotton gradually replaced the olive tree. In recent years, olive tree cultivation, olive pressing for oil and its' association with the healthy Mediterranean diet, have made a comeback. Zejt iz-Zejtun celebrates and commemorates all this.
Olive-pressing demonstrations / pageantry / crafts & agricultural tools exhibitions / agricultural products / and other family oriented activities, all set in one of the oldest villages in the south of Malta.
All important historical and civic sites will be open to the public.
This fesitval will kick off with a defilé of village folk and farmers on carts carrying the olive harvest for blessing and pressing. Drummers and flag bearers in medieval costumes, as well as folk singers and dancers, will be present.
For more information: zejtunlocalcouncil.com
Saturday: 7:30pm onwards