Trick or treating and all things Halloween have seen a rise in popularity in Malta over the last couple of years. With more and more people getting into the spooky spirit, towns and villages all around the island keep upping their game… but they’ve got their work cut out for them if they want to reach Pembroke level.
Yet again, residents of Triq San Ġorġ Preca and beyond came together last night for a celebration of creepy and creative costumes. With a completely pimped out street including fake fog and skeletons aplenty, the Pembroke street yet again showed Malta how it’s really done, and young mayor Dean Hili was at the heart of it all.
“We weren’t expecting the numbers we saw last year, so we worked longer and harder on it this year to make sure we beefed up the organisation more than anything,” Hili told Lovin Malta. “We wanted to make the activity better and to also minimise the nuisance to the community as much as is possible. In the end, we ended up going even bigger!”
Barely an hour after the sun set on Wednesday night, thousands descended on the Pembroke street for a night adults and children alike definitely won’t be forgetting any time soon.
“Many local councils cancelled their events because of yesterday’s bad weather, but we never lost hope,” Hili smiled. “We persevered, and with a big stroke of luck, the rain stopped at 6pm when the activity was meant to start.”
On Facebook, hundreds posted photos, tagging friends and convincing family members to head on down to San Ġorġ Preca Street. And best of all, it was all in aid of Puttinu Cares.
“We’re still counting the money collected, but it’s looking like it will be more than last year,” the young Pembroke mayor told Lovin Malta. “All in all, I’d say it was a great success, thanks to the cooperation and work of the residents of Triq San Gorg Preca and others around it.”
And to help transport all the zombies, ghouls and witches, Public Transport even pitched in with an actual Halloween bus!
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