November 27, 2013 Editor

Festive Seaside Tradition in Malta seen as Crazy

One of Britain’s leading newspapers has tried to interpret one of Malta’s most daring festive traditions – the ‘gostra’. Attached to the traditional religious village Festa, the gostra is unique to seaside villages that set up a pole off the water’s edge, stick a prize (or a flag) at the very end, then after greasing it well, challenge the locals to climb.

Perhaps images explain this tradition much better than words. Even better, a visit to St Julians during the Festa might land you a challenge you also cannot refuse!

And here’s what the Daily Mail had to say about it:

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