Saturday, March 23, 2013

Holy Week displays

During this coming week, many places in Malta will showcase their craftsmanship in presenting various exhibitions connected to the celebration of Holy Week. While visiting my home in 2010, I was able to take many photos of such exhibits, including the ones you see in my post today. 

Some churches and organizations display a Last Supper table complete with colorful plates made from salt, semolina, rice, pasta, beans and other edibles that can add to the attractiveness of the display. A variety of biblical and religious symbols are created by placing strategically colored rice or salt to create a veritable paintings. The displays are put on show for the duration of Holy Week, but nothing is wasted because all the pasta and rice is distributed to orphanages and old people's homes after the exhibition is over. And next year, they start all over again.

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