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If you happen to be on holiday on this beautiful island or live amongst us, do visit the village of Qrendi where the feast of Santa Maria is celebrated today.

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Photography: Ian Noel Pace during a visit last year before the feast of Santa Marija.

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The village cultivates potatoes as well as carob and figs, grapes, prickly pears and capers.

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Each day here I live a dream, the hot sun shines, the people are wonderful, the colours are vibrant….is this real ?Qrendi 90

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Out come the rods and we are showered with carob fruit.

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I love making the syrup and there is so much you can do with the fruit.

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The pods are gathered and taken away.

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Sido arrives to cut prickly pears. Cutting is recommended first thing in the morning when the spikes are gentler.

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And more rods!

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And specialised equipment …

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And bare hands too ….

Sidio starts to peel the fruit

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Kathy, a local business woman with her grand daughters Loredana and Yanika.

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And wait there is more ….

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Visit Qrendi today 🙂

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This is the life … where have we gone wrong ?

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If you have some free time today, visit Qrendi !

 

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9 Comments on “The feast of Santa Maria in Qrendi

  1. You live in a wonderful place, Lea – and you contribute to it easily as much as it does to you. What a wonderfully symbiotic relationship ! 🙂

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