Wartime Christmas dinner generates great interest among students and the general public

This will be a unique opportunity for participants to get a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in Malta some 80 years ago.

The webinar to be held next week by Heritage Malta, featuring a Christmas dinner  during World War II, has sparked great public interest. An entire school – San Ġorġ Preca  College Secondary School, Ħamrun – has registered for the webinar so that its students  may participate as part of the Christmas activities at the school itself.  

The webinar “A Wartime Christmas Dinner”, organised by Heritage Malta’s Education  and Outreach Department, will take place on Tuesday 22nd December at 11:00am and  is aimed at all those aged ten years and over.  

This will be a unique opportunity for participants to get a taste of how Christmas was  celebrated in Malta some 80 years ago, through original documents that are not usually  accessible to the public, photographs and footage, as well as information about a 1942  Christmas dinner.  

In the current difficult situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it should be easier to  identify with the hardships that the war imposed on our forefathers many Christmases  ago, and to be reminded that challenging periods are always followed by better times. 

A digital pack containing a postcard, a pantomime booklet published in 1942, a wartime  Christmas dinner menu, as well as ration cards, will be sent to all participants upon  registration. 

Click here to register.

This content was supplied by Heritage Malta.