Lejla f’Casal Fornaro Festival in Qormi: 15th October 2017

A definite must visit for all Maltese bread lovers!

Sample the BEST Maltese bread you’ll ever find at the Lejla f’Casal Fornaro festival!

Do you love Maltese bread? Have you read or heard other travellers rave about it but haven’t had the chance to taste it yet?

Then this is one event you wouldn't want to miss!

Hosted in the charming town of Qormi, this festival is a definite must.

Everyone knows that if you want to get your hands on some of the most delicious Maltese bread you’ll find in Malta, your best bet would be to head to Qormi.

From as far back as the Knights of Malta period, this town was known as the “bread-making centre”. The Knights of St John wanted the best of everything and this is why they used to get their bread from Qormi. In those days, the area was known as “Casal Fornaro” meaning the village of the bakers. And what bakers!

To this day, roaming around the many streets, lanes and alleys of the town will literally make you go wild if you love bread, because the smell of freshly baked Maltese bread coming out of the many bakeries is simply irresistible!

Take a sneak peek at what you can expect to see at this festival, with this short video below ...

What’s there to see and experience at the “Night at Casal Fornaro” festival?

The festival revolves around the delicious “hobz tal-Malti” (Maltese bread). So you can expect to sample various types of locally baked fresh bread.

Lejl f’Casal Fornaro - Programme of Events

In 2017, the festival will be held on the 15th of October.

Immerse yourself in the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread while listening to great music. The streets of Qormi will be beautifully decorated to enhance the festive mood. Bread pudding and bread making competitions will also be held.

At the Casal Fornaro festival you will also get a chance to see many local hand crafts on display … gaze in awe at beautiful Maltese lace work, Ganutell, knitwear and much more!

Would you like to learn more about old Maltese traditions and customs? At this festival, you’ll get the chance to see old traditions and folkloristic events (such as folk dancing and singing) too.

A war shelter that is located beneath the Police Station will be open for the general public during the festival.

For more information on this popular festival, visit www.casalfornaro.com

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