Medieval Mdina Festival 2016

Medieval Mdina Festival 2016

Medieval Mdina Festival Photos: JCiappara Photography

The Medieval Mdina Festival 2016 will be organised again this year for the fifth consecutive year in the streets of Mdina. The next festival will be held between the 23rd and 24th April 2016.During this two day event there will be re-enactments by foreign and local groups, Medieval Music, Sbandieratori, Illusionist, Jester, Falconry and birds of prey, Lectures, Concerts, food & drinks, Medieval Market, Medieval Kitchen and Children’s Area.

The popularity of the Medieval Mdina Festival is evident from the number of visitors we had in previous years. The request from a good number of foreigners and Travel Agents proves that this festival is now popular as well with foreign enthusiasts. Some Tour Operators as well advertise the Festival in their brochures.

The festival serves as well as a cultural exchange between local talents and foreign groups, disseminating the cultural heritage of the Medieval Times. It is as well a good educational exercise to teach both children and adults the history of our City.

During the Medieval Mdina Festival all the Tourist Attractions extend their opening hours and offer special reduced prices.

Food and drinks will not be missing in the Medieval Mdina Festival and a good number of outlets offer medieval food in their menus during those days.

The Mdina Local Council, being the smallest Local Council on the island, needs a lot of support to organize such a big event, and this support comes in many forms. The support of a number of Government Departments, residents, and a valid contribution is given by the Business Community, especially the SMEs that are present in Mdina. The support is given not only in form of advertising, but also with direct participation with stands exhibiting their products, and directly involved in exchanges with similar entities from abroad. This gives the festival another dimension, that of a promoter for exchange of ideas amongst other business communities.

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