Monday, 9 March 2009

Sagra ta' San Girgor - Kercem

This weekend, The Kercem Local Council organised the Sagra ta' San Girgor. My family visit some of the exhibits in the locality and obviously ordered a nice torta tal-gobon from tal-Mezzan.

On Friday the 8th March, the 2 candidates of Alternattiva Demokratika (AD) for EU parliament together with Michael bajada and myself attended the traditional lunch at the locality. During this event we emphasized the importance of the utility of funds both from local government and EU for the promotion of popular Maltese and Gozitan traditions.

Yvonne Ebejer Arqueros, candidate for European Parliament, said “The Green Party believes that the use of these funds can lead to the enhancement of local traditions as regards history, culture, gastronomy, music, and others. These traditions can be transmitted from one generation to the other whilst at the same time generating new jobs in the field of tourism during the winter months when tourist attractions are lacking.”

“We encourage the local councils in Malta to take example from the activism of some of these Gozitan local councils and to be pro-active and innovative in their proposals in order to tap as much EU funds as possible in order to develop historical and cultural traditions which would create new job opportunities related to cultural and heritage tourism.” Concluded Prof. Arnold Cassola, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson.

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