Birgufest October 2019, Birgu, Malta

Birgu is a World Record Holder

Did you know that Birgu in Malta is a World Record Holder?

Every year, during the beginning of October, the people of Birgu make their final preparations for what is one of the true highlights of the year in Malta…Birgufest!

Also known as Birgu By Candlelight or Birgu Candlelight Festival, Birgufest is a festival of light that illuminates the winding medieval streets without streetlights, just the gentle glow of thousands of candles.

Back in 2010, Birgu actually made it into the records books (and not for the first time), with officials from the Guinness Book of Records confirming that Birgu had set a new record for illuminations by candlelight, stating that there were significantly more candles than the 10,000 needed to establish a new world record, with some estimates exceeding 15,000!

Sadly for the last two years, Birgu local council had to make the difficult decision for Birgufest not to go ahead due to Covid precautions.

The good news for this year is that Birgufest 2022 is on schedule to take place as normal, with the council announcing the dates of 7 - 9 October for this wonderful event to make its return...see you there!


Birgufest 2022