Ready, steady, splash! Malta celebrates historic greasy pole tournament

A competitor grabs the final flag as he slips off the "gostra", a pole covered in lard, during the celebrations for the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian's, Malta August 26, 2018. Picture taken August 26, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta (Reuters) – A former seaside hamlet which is now one of Malta’s most modern towns is struggling to keep ancient traditions alive, though not for want of trying. St Julian’s, just north of Valletta harbour, is dotted with tower cranes as old houses make way for new high-rise apartment blocks each vying for a […]

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