Programme of festivities
Band marches by the Leone Band and Beland Band of Żejtun will be held in Victoria today at 9.30 p.m., followed by fireworks.
The statue of Our Lady leaves St James parvis at It-Tokk Square tomorrow at 10 p.m. with the participation of the Leone Band, followed by ground fireworks in Republic Street, Victoria.
The Cathedral Chapter will concelebrate Mass on Tuesday at 8 a.m., followed by Mass for children celebrated by Fr Michael Galea, with the participation of the Exsultet Youth Group at 10 a.m.
The Leone Band will play marches from the parish centre to the Cathedral at 5.30 p.m.
The translation of the relic will be held at 6 p.m., followed by pontifical vespers. At 8 p.m., archpriest Joseph Attard will celebrate thanksgiving Mass on the 37th anniversary of the crowning of the titular painting of the Assumption, with the participation of the Chorus Ecclesiae Cathedralis.
The Leone and Victory bands will play marches along Republic Street at 9.30 p.m., followed by a ground fireworks display at Savina Square at 1 a.m.
On Wednesday, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will concelebrate pontifical Mass with the Cathedral Chapter at 9 a.m.
The 12th May Band of Żebbuġ (Malta) and the Union Band of Luqa will play marches at 11 a.m.
Horse races will be held at Republic Street, Victoria, at 2.30 p.m. , followed by marches by the Leone Band from the parish centre to Cathedral Square at 6 p.m.
The procession with the statue of Our Lady will start at 7 p.m., with the participation of the Leone Band, the Chorus Ecclesiae Cathedralis and the Cathedral Youth Choir.
There will be a fireworks display at 10 p.m., followed by a band march by the Leone Band from the Cathedral parish centre to Independence Square at 11 p.m.