A spectacle based on folklore and traditional customs held in Tarxien reenacts a typical Maltese style of living mingled with curious visitors. Young boys playing with glass marbles (bocci) can be seen on the left of the image, while women are washing clothes in a galvanized basin (seen on the right).
This event, “Puniċi – l-istorja tibda hawn” loosely translated as The Phoenicians, the story starts here, reflects the eventful history of Tarxien as it evolved with the history of the rest of the island.
The Phoenicians were well known for their maritime travel and business in the Med-iterranean. They arrived in Malta in 800 BC, where among other towns and villages, they inhabitied the village of Tarxien.