Gozo to commemorate 100th anniversary of Sette Giugno next Sunday

Gozo to commemorate 100th anniversary of Sette Giugno next Sunday

This year is the 100th anniversary of the tragic events of Sette Giugno, when 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. Four people died on that day.

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

To mark this anniversary a ceremony will be held in Xaghra next Sunday, the 9th of June, when a Commemorative Monument marking the 100th Anniversary of the Sette Giugno events, will be inaugurated in Bullara Street, the location of the original dwelling of Guzeppi Bajada.

The ceremony will begin with Mass at 8.30am in the Basilica, a commemorative ceremony will then take place in Victory Square, including a reenactment by the Xaghra Historical Reenactment Organisation, followed by the inauguration, of the monument there will also be the playing of the Last Post and the Reveille, as well as the laying of wreaths.

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