Good Friday and Easter in Cospicua

Good Friday and Easter in Cospicua

This time of the year is a very special one in the cultural calendar of the island. Thousands of volunteers are involved in Church and local organisations to organise one of the most important weekends on the island. In and around Cospicua one can also find dozens of garages transformed into mini exhibitions portraying the Last Supper or the Via Crucis – the very last hours before Jesus Christ was crucified.

Expect intricate rice “paintings”, statues of all sizes, paintings and all sort of creative and artisan manifestation of a community that is close to its believes as much as to its traditions.

On Good Friday, the Medieval city is vested with a sombre veil as the streets around the Parish Church welcome the annual procession with life-size statues of the Via Crucis being carried on shoulders amongst the gathering crowd who has flocked from all around the island. This procession can be enjoyed by the guests staying at BOCO Boutique as it culminates in Triq l-Oratorju, just outside the accommodation.

On Sunday, Cospicua removes its veil and is transformed into a joyous festival as the community celebrates the Risen Lord in one of the most daring and challenging manifestations connected to this tradition. As the crowd gather outside the church, a few strong men carry the life-size statue of Christ’s Resurrection at the foot of Triq l-Oratorju. In a few instances the calm procession is transformed into a loud cheer as the load-burdened men take the uphill in one daring sprint. Once again guests staying at BOCO Boutique can enjoy this curious and unique procession from the front row.

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