FESTA MADONNA TAL-ĠILJU 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017 | Skeda-19 / Festa 2017 Gathering
04:00pm: Launching of the 19th schedule of the community radio station Tal-Ġilju FM 95.4
08:00pm: Blue Costume Party organised by the Youth Section at the Club’s Premises.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 | Exposition of the Statue of Our Lady of the Lily in Mqabba Parish Church.
10:30am: Ceremony of the Exposition of the Statue of Our Lady of the Lily in Mqabba Parish Church.
12:00pm: Day Fireworks Display
07:30pm: Marian Ceremony at Mqabba Bypass with the participation of children and the Our Lady of the Lily Band, proceeding to the village’s square, followed by the members’ and supporters’ annual reception.
09:30pm: Aerial fireworks display.
Monday, September 18, 2017 | Lily Juniors Day
5:30pm: Presentation of Babies and Children to Our Lady of the Lily at Mqabba Parish Church.
6:30pm: Mass with the participation of children and youths.
8:30pm: March by the De Paule Band of Paola.
11:30pm: Ground Fireworks (Triq Karmenu Ciantar)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Lily Band Day
6:30pm: Mass as suffrage for the late members of the Lily Fireworks Factory.
8:00pm: Vocal and instrumental programme by Our Lady of the Lily Band on the artistic bandstand in Mqabba Square under the Patronage of the Minister of Justice, Culture and Local Government.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Thursday March
06:30pm: Mass at Mqabba Parish Church with the participation of the Saint Vincent de Paule Residents.
08:30pm: March by St Joseph Band of Ħamrun.
09:30pm: Aerial Fireworks Display
10:30pm: March continues with the participation of the our society youths via the route il-Pjazza, Triq San Bażilju and will end in front of our society Sede.
Friday, September 22, 2017 | Traditional Friday March
08:00am: Mass at Mqabba Parish Church
06:30pm: Mass at Mqabba parish Church
09:00pm: The Grand March by the Our Lady of the Lily Band of Mqabba.
09:00pm: Aerial Fireworks Display
10:00pm: Band March continues through Triq Karmenu Ciantar until it reaches the village square. Afterwards the traditional uplifting of the Statue of Our Lady of the Lily on the Grand Pedestal in Mqabba Square.
12:00am: Ground Fireworks Display.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | Eve of the Feast
08:00am: Mass at Mqabba Parish Church
08:30am: Penance Service in the Parish Church (until 10:30am).
04:30pm: Penance Service in the Parish Church (until 06:30pm). We encourage you to come forward to Confession and Communion during our Feast celebrations.
06:00pm: Solemn Vespers and Eucharistic celebration.
06:30pm: Mass with the participation of the Parish Choir.
08:00pm: Day Fireworks Display
08:30pm: Musical programme on the artistic bandstand by Marija Annunzjata Band of Tarxien..
09:45pm: Main aerial fireworks display.
11:30pm: Main ground fireworks display.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 | Our Lady of the Lily Feast Day
9:00am: Solemn High Mass at Mqabba Parish Church.
12:00pm: Day Fireworks Display.
1:00pm: Traditional Mid-day March by Our Lady of the Lily Band.
6:00pm: March by M.M. Gratiae Band of Zabbar.
6:30pm: Exit of the Solemn Procession with the Statue of Our Lady of the Lily from Mqabba Parish Church, accompanied by a day fireworks display.
8:45pm: Arrival of the procession in front of the Lily band Club and execution of the Grand Hymn to Our Lady of the Lily, accompanied by an aerial fireworks display.
9:30pm: Entrance of the Procession at Mqabba Parish Church, followed by a Eucharistic celebration and thanksgiving ceremony with the participation of members within the Lily Fireworks.
10:00pm: Conclusive Band March by Our Lady of the Lily Band.
Monday, September 25, 2017 | Traditional Xalata
1:30pm: Traditional Xalata – departure from the Parish square. Like every year we first go to Armier and then to Bahar ic-Caghaq.
7:00pm: We meet in front of the tunnel entrance so that we start the traditional triumphal entrance to the village square by passing through our nearby villages.
All our supporters are encouraged to give their help to dismantle the scaffolding and to clean up the fields from any danger.