Olive Oil Celebration

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Probably the most renowned celebration that takes place inMaltacelebrating the olive-picking season and olive pressing for oil is the Zejt iz-Zejtun festival, where a parade of village folk and farmers cart through the streets carrying olives for pressing.  Drummers, folk singers and dancers provide traditional music and celebration of the harvest.  Agricultural tools will be on display while Maltese ftajjar dressed in freshly pressed olive oil will be distributed for free tasting.  Olives and related products will also be on sale throughout the festival.