The Malta Independent 15 April 2024, Monday
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Festa Ċitru 2024 will be held next Sunday at The President’s Kitchen Garden

Tuesday, 9 January 2024, 16:21 Last update: about 4 months ago

Festa Ċitru will be held next Sunday, 14 January, at The President’s Kitchen Garden in Attard from 10am onwards. As is tradition, oranges and lemons picked from the Presidential Palace gardens and products made from oranges will be sold during the event.

On Sunday morning, the President of Malta George Vella and Mrs Miriam Vella officially launched the fifteenth edition of Festa Ċitru during an activity with students from the Attard primary school and the Victoria Gozo primary school in the citrus orchard of Sant’Anton Palace, which has around six hundred citrus trees, the majority of which are orange trees.

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Preparations for Festa Ċitru are also underway in the Kitchen of Sant’Anton Palace as a number of cakes and other confectionery made from oranges are currently being baked to be sold during this event, the proceeds of which will all go to The Malta Community Chest Fund.

This year, olive oil pressed from olives harvested from olive trees in The President’s Kitchen Garden will also be on sale.

In a few words to the students who enthusiastically helped picking the oranges, President George Vella encouraged them to appreciate the work of the gardeners who take care of the citrus trees throughout the year and who are currently picking oranges for Festa Ċitru. The President also reminded the students that Festa Ċitru is another event held throughout the year to raise much-needed funds for The Malta Community Chest Fund to buy medicines, among other things, and to be able to continue helping people in need.

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