Record 74,000 visit Betlehem f’Ghajnsielem
A record of more than 74,000 people visited the live crib of Betlehem f’Ghajnsielem which ended yesterday with the adoration of the magi.
On Sunday December 29, more than 10,000 people visited the nativity scene in Ghajnsielem which had more than 200 people, including 12 babies, participating.
The Minister for Gozo, Anton Refalo, said today that Gozo Channel carried more than 79,727 passengers and 14,986 vehicles more than last year when Betlehem f’Ghajnsielem was not organised.
Last year, Gozo Channel carried 200,079 passengers and 59,364 vehicles between December 14, 2012, and January 5, 2013, when compared to the same period this year with 279,806 passengers and 74,350 vehicles.
On Saturday January 4, 2014, a total of 15,827 passengers crossed between Cirkewwa and Imgarr.