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Zejt iz-Zejtun

Type of Event Festival, Fair, Exhibition, Show
Misrah Gregorio Bonici
First Year of Event2005

Malta celebrates the olive picking season in Zejtun, which means fruit of the olive trees. The festival promotes olives and their proper cultivation. The celebration marking the start of the olive picking season for pressing or preservation.

While farmers parade the annual harvest on carts, visitors can sample a range of olive-based products. Agricultural products, tools and local art are exhibited at a fair set up to resemble an old country village and there are also plenty of delicacies made with the little green gems available for tasting.

Going beyond olive oil, Zejt iz-Zejtun promotes the versatility of olives, their goodness and their proper cultivation.

Date(s)September 11, 2008 - September 12, 2008
September 26, 2009 - September 27, 2009
September 25, 2010 - September 26, 2010
September 24, 2011 - September 25, 2011
September 29, 2012 - September 30, 2012