Following the aerial fireworks display on the eve of the Feast of Our Lady of the Lily 1994, a fine original and mechanised ground fireworks display was let off along Triq Karmenu Ciantar. This was the third year that ground fireworks were not let off in the village square any longer. In this film, one can appreciate the large amount of mechanised set pieces set in motion by various types of colourful drivers and lances.
The Feast of Our Lady of the Lily 1992 was the last one in which lances where let off by hand during band marches. This film features the Friday March where numbers of supporters are seen enjoying themselves by firing various types of lances which up to that time was a custom going back many years.
In the early nine-tees of the previous century, the Our Lady of the Lily Decorations Section embarked in an extensive project of the manufacturing of new decorations for the village’s square. The Feast of Our Lady of the Lily 1992 saw the inauguration of two statues featuring the Parents of the Holy Virgin: Saint Anne and Saint Joachim, sponsored by Elbros Construction Limited and Mr Martin Gaffarena respectively.
Friday 8th May 2019, Malta will commemorate the 75th anniversary from the end of World War II 1945 – 2020. For this occasion, the Lily Fireworks of Mqabba together with 26 other Maltese fireworks factories will let off aerial fireworks from Mqabba Bypass between 11:30am and 12:00pm.
The first day of the Feast of Our Lady of the Lily 1995, that commemorated the 50th anniversary from the founding of the first Band in Mqabba started with the exposition of the Statue inside the village’s Parish Church.
The Our Lady of the Lily Musical Society is saddened by the demise of Lynden Fenech who went to meet the Risen Lord on Tuesday 5th May 2020 at the age of 20. Lynden was member of the Lily Juniors in his childhood and took part in various activities organised by the Society.
In December 1994, the Our Lady of the Lily Band played in Valletta during a National event organised by the Community Chest Fund. Also, thisView More
This post features an article by Mqabba Historian and National Archivist Dr Charles Farrugia, taken from the annual publication of the Feast of Our LadyView More
Feature that gives a look to the merry making during the traditional midday march of the Feast of Our Lady of the Lily 1997. FollowingView More
The footage below features works produced by our enthusiasts at the Lily Fireworks Factory back in 1997. One can appreciate the variety of pyrotechnics preparedView More