Malta20 Naxxar5

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: https://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/malta20-naxxar5 Thank you! Naxxar is built on a hill in the central-northern part of Malta, covering an area of 11 km2 and a population of over 11 thousand. Naxxar is an old town, in fact it dates back to the pre-history as cart ruts, Punic tombs and Catacombs have been discovered in various areas. Most probably Naxxar got its name from the shipwreck of St. Paul in Malta. Tradition says that the people of Naxxar were the first to help when the ship hit the rocks. Then St. Paul converted the villagers to Christianity and this is why many people connect Naxxar with Nassar which actually means 'conversion to Christianity'. This theory is further proved by the village motto ‘Prior credidi’ which means ‘The First People to Believe’.

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Naxxar Malta 20 5

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Naxxar is built on a hill in the central-northern part of Malta, covering an area of 11 km2 and a population of over 11 thousand. Naxxar is an old town, in fact it dates back to the pre-history as cart ruts, Punic tombs and Catacombs have been discovered in various areas.

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Naxxar Parish church was built in the 17th and is strategically located in the main square of Naxxar

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In the main square of Naxxar, there is Palazzo Parisio and the Parish Church, while the old part of Naxxar hosts several narrow streets and quaint houses that make Naxxar a very picturesque town

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The grand façade of the church is on the baroque style; having a massive bronze door and two clocks, one of which is a painting showing the time as quarter to twelve

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The present church was built between 1616 and 1630 when there were 1200 inhabitants in Naxxar and it was felt that a larger church was needed. The design was made by Tumas Dingli, one of the best architects of the time

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San-Guzepp- (Saint Joseph)

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Naboom Euphorbia ingens is native to dry areas of southern Africa. It is popularly known as the "Candelabra Tree", and its milky latex can be extremely poisonous, and a dangerous irritant

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Maltese cross – Parish church Naxxar Naxxar Belfry - South Side - Pen, Ink and Wash

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On the inside, the main attractions are the painting shows the Birth of Our Lady Guiseppe d’Arena. Datable to c. 1705 and the statue of the Vitorja (Our Lady of Victories), which holds a display of precious jewels that the Naxxar people offer the Vitorja in return for answering their prayers

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Birth of Our Lady Guiseppe d’Arena.

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Tradition says that the people of Naxxar were the first to help when the ship hit the rocks. Then St. Paul converted the villagers to Christianity and this is why many people connect Naxxar with Nassar which actually means 'conversion to Christianity'. This theory is further proved by the village motto ‘Prior credidi’ which means ‘The First People to Believe’.

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Every weekend in Malta, there are 4 to 6 different celebrations of parish saints, culminating with a procession with the main titular statue through the streets of the town or village. The Naxxar Festa is held on the 8th of September, in honour to Our Lady of Victory

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Processional Cross used during the feast of Our Lady of Victories

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Naxxar parish church, viewed from Palazzo Parisio Big Bell - Naxxar - Parish Church

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Naxxar Local Council, Civil Centre

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In the main square of Naxxar, there is Palazzo Parisio and the Parish Church, while the old part of Naxxar hosts several narrow streets and quaint houses that make Naxxar a very picturesque town

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Twin churches of Nativity of Our Lady and St. Lucy in Naxxar

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There are a couple of small chapels around the town that reflect the villagers’ dedication to religion San-Pawl-tat-Targa The first chapel was built in 1538 on a site very close to the present edifice and commemorated with a stone cross. The present church was built in 1696 legend has it as the spot where Saint Paul preached and was heard as far away as Gozo

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The chapel of the Shipwreck of St. Paul situated at San Pawl tat-Tarġa Most probably Naxxar got its name from the shipwreck of St. Paul in Malta

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Madonna ta Fatima A shrine for Our Lady of Fatima in the parish church of Marija Bambina in Naxxar

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narrow streets, old houses, wooden balconies and bright coloured flowers that give Naxxar a magical and peaceful character

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Armoury (il-Palazz tal-Armerija) building in Naxxar, now a football club, home of Naxxar Lions F.C

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Twin churches of Nativity of Our Lady and St. Lucy in Naxxar Cellini wine bar-bistro

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Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foi ş oreanu Gabriela Cristescu Internet All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foi ş oreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela Sound: Mary Spiteri - Hallejuljah 2017

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