The Festa Committee consists of about 10 people from the
community, who have for the past 21 years organized an Annual
Festa on or around the 7th of October to celebrate the feast of
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, patroness of our parish in Krugersdorp.
Preparations for the Festa include preparing the choir for the Mass
which is the highlight of the celebration. Other preparations
are, booking a DJ for the day, entertainment for the children, hiring
tables, chairs and tents, placing orders for meat, bread rolls, cakes
and the flowers to decorate the inside of the church.
One week before the day of the Festa, the committee are hard at work
putting up the stalls, a stage, and decorating the grounds with
flowers, flags, and lights. Tents are erected and tables and
chairs put in place so that people attending the Festa can sit and
enjoy their lunch, while watching the Portuguese folk dancers and other
The music stops at about 22h00, and the Committee members are so
relieved that all went off well.
Early Monday morning the same Committee members are hard at work
dismantling the tents, taking down the flowers etc and cleaning up the
grounds, a job well done as always.