Daily Archive for November 1st, 2015

Halloween u l-Festa tal-Qaddisin Kollha

Aħna nafu b’ħafna qaddisin li nemmnu li jinsabu fil-Ġenna fejn qegħdin igawdu l-preżenża t’Alla għall-dejjem.  Insemmu lil San Pawl, San Publju, Santa Katarina, Santa Elena, San Stiefnu u bosta oħrajn. Iżda fil-Ġenna mhux dawn biss hemm!  Hemm ukoll ħafna nies oħrajn, fosthom nies li nafuhom u kienu qraba tagħna, li għexu ħajja tajba u wara li mietu marru fil-Ġenna wkoll.  Dawn huma qaddisin ukoll u l-festa tagħhom issir fl-1 ta’ Novembru.

Halloween hija kelma bl-Irlandiż li tfisser Lejliet il-Festa tal-Qaddisin Kollha – jiġifieri l-31 t’Ottubru.  Allura għalfejn f’din il-festa nużaw simboli li jfakkruna fil-mewt u fid-dlam?  It-tweġiba hija sempliċi – bħal issa ninsabu fil-Ħarifa u resqin lejn ix-Xitwa – żmien meta n-natura tmut u aktar ikollna dlam milli dawl!  Meta mbagħad nerġgħu noqorbu lejn ir-Rebbiegħa nibdlu s-simboli u nużaw fjuri, ħrief u flieles u ħafna bajd – simboli ta’ qawmien mill-ġdid.  Kollox f’ħinu u f’waqtu!

November Is Here!

No more sunshine , it’s just rain!
No warm days; it’s cold again!
No more bugs and no more bees;
No more green leaves on the trees;
We must all make sure to remember
That this is the month of November!

November starts with two important feasts: the feast of All Saints, on the 1st and the feast of All souls on the 2nd.  During this month we have to remember more than usual our dear relatives and friends who have passed away and are with us no more!  We should believe that they are now all in a much better place where there is no suffering or sorrow!  Other important feasts are the feast of Saint Martin on the 11th, the feast of Saint Catherine on the 25th and the feast of Saint Andrew on the 30th. During the month of November men are encouraged to keep some facial hair in order to bring about some awareness about prostate cancer.  Now it is fully fledged autumn and the deciduous trees have all shed their leaves. During this month an important event is going to be held in Malta. It is the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – CHOGM for short.  The prime ministers of the different governments of the Commonwealth countries are going to meet in Malta so that they can discuss important matters regarding their countries.

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