In Gozo Christmas time
is becoming increasingly attractive. For centuries people have built
cribs in their homes and bagpipers went through the streets playing
Now the main streets are decorated with twinkling
lights and large cribs are displayed in front of churches and main
squares. On the evening of christmas Eve members of the christian
Doctrine Society organize a procession with a statue of Baby Jesus
though the village street. All the young boys and girls of the locality
take part. In most villages the procession takes the form of a pageant
with participants dressed in period costumes. It is usually concluded
with a christmas play.
Many families organize Christmas dinners at a restaurant,
followed by the midnight mass. During midnight mass held in all
parish churches, a young
boy delivers the sermon.