The Three Kings Fly Air Malta
Date: Saturday, 4th January 2014
Ref: 001-2014 EN
The Three Kings have today flown on Air Malta’s flight KM 613 from Rome to participate in the fifth edition of Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem, the Gozitan live village setup to narrate the story of Christmas.
200 actors are taking part in this popular yearly event spread over 20,000 square metres in the quaint village of Għajnsielem. In this nativity village one can see the grotto with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, vegetable and fish markets, carpenters and blacksmith working, bakeries and even a small river which have been setup as part of this live re-enactment. The work to setup this village took three months.
The three kings, also known as the Magi, are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity celebrations of Christmas and are an important part of Christian tradition.
The adoration of the Magi at Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem, which will close this year’s event, will be held on Epiphany, tomorrow Sunday 5th.
Air Malta supports such initiatives and events as they contribute to the variety of attractions tourists can experience whilst visiting the Maltese islands especially during holiday periods.
Entrance for the event is free. More information about the event is available here
The Three Kings together with Air Malta’s cockpit and cabin crew of flight KM 613 upon arrival in Malta from Rome. (Photo: Jason Muscat, Capture Me Photography).