Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel
Saint Publius Church is illuminated with thousands of white lights during the Feast of St. Publius in Floriana, Malta

Click on above photo to view it in large format: After carrying the icon of St. Publius through the cobblestone streets of Floriana, Malta during their annual patron saint feast day, the priests return to Saint Publius Church, which is illuminated with thousands of miniature white lights

Saint Publius, icon of the patron saint of the city of Floriana, is carried through the streets during the community's annual feast day

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Icon of St. Publius is carried through the streets of Floriana, Malta for hours during the community’s patron saint celebration

Opulent interior of Saint Publius Church in Floriana, on the island of Malta

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Opulent Saint Publius Church in Floriana, Malta, where mass is said before parish priests carry icon of their patron saint through the streets

Priests lead procession during the Feast of St. Publius, the patron saint of the city of Floriana, on the island of Malta

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Priests lead procession during the Feast of St. Publius, the patron saint of the city of Floriana, on the island of Malta. They carry the immensely heavy icon of St. Publius through the streets for hours.

The Sunday Market in Marsaxlokk on the island of Malta stretches along the waterfront, where colorful fishing boats are anchored

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Sunday Market at the harbour in Marsaxlokk on the island of Malta, where colorful fishing boats are anchored behind vendor tents

Local men take a break from the Sunday market in Marsaxlokk, on the island of Malta

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Local men escape to the boats to take a break from the Sunday market in Marsaxlokk, on the island of Malta