Hunters' salute, greasy pole, as St Julian's celebrates
Hunters fired hundreds of blanks and young men battled for the coveted flag on the greasy pole as St Julian's celebrated the feast of its patron saint today.
The firing of the blanks from the roof of the church as the statue was taken out in procession is a tradition kept only in St Julian's - other parishes have replaced it with musketterija, a word derived from moschetto or musket.
This was the 29th year that the salute by the hunters was held - St Julian being the patron saint of hunters. The activity was coordinated by the FKNK.