100th anniversary of Sette Giugno being celebrated in Gozo on Sunday

100th anniversary of Sette Giugno being celebrated in Gozo on Sunday

Gozo will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tragic events of Sette Giugno on Sunday during a special ceremony being held in Xaghra.

On the 7th of June 1919, riots, precipitated by the economic state of Malta post-World War I, resulted in the death of four civilian protesters following shootings by British servicemen.

On that fateful day the Maltese people revolted against the British administration and demanded some form of representative government for the island.

One the victims who lost his life during the riots was Guzeppi Bajada, who hailed from Xaghra.

During the ceremony in Xaghra this Sunday a Commemorative Monument marking the 100th Anniversary will be inaugurated in Bullara Street, the location of the original dwelling of Guzeppi Bajada,

The morning’s events will begin with Mass at 8.30am in the Basilica, a commemorative ceremony will then take place in Victory Square at 9.45am, including music by the Brass Quintet of the Armed Forces of Malta under their musical director Jonathan Borg.

A reenactment by the Xaghra Historical Reenactment Organisation will take place in the square and this will be followed at 11.15am by the inauguration of the monument, there will also be the playing of the Last Post and Reveille, as well as the laying of wreaths.

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