It is very common for parents to invite family and friends to their home to celebrate a child's first birthday.However, in Malta that first birthday is given a new meaning. In this unit we will be exploring what happens on this special day.
Have a look at the words listedhere. Which things do you think are not related to a child's first birthday? Now go to the reading section from the green button entitled Readingto find out if the Maltese have the same ideas as yourself or not.
The Quccija dates back to the 18th century. The items used have a special meaning. Go back to the reading section. Look at the list of items. What does each item signify? Now go to Activity 1 below to find out if you are right.
Il-Quccija is a very popular cermony that parents still organise today, but the reason for it is different of course. Today it is just a little bit of fun.
How do people celebrate birthdays in your country?
Are there any birthdays which are more special than others?