One of the oldest towns in Malta, Zurrieq is located in the southern region of Malta and has garnered 11,823 inhabitants as of March 2014. The main parish church, consisting of six artworks by Mattia Pretti and was declared a grade one monument in 2011, is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria whose feast is celebrated on the first Sunday of September and also on the 25th of November. Other feasts celebrated in Zurrieq include Our Lady of Mount Carmel, held annually in late July, Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Joseph, St. Rocco, Santa Clementina, Sacred Heart of Jesus (celebrated in both the main parish church and Nigret), Corpus Christi and the Assumption of Our Lady which is celebrated in Bubaqra. Zurrieq is devout to religion, thus there are several streets named after religious figures such as Triq Santa Katarina, Triq il-Karmnu and Triq il-Kuncizzjoni. Zurrieq is also home to chapels such as the one of St. Leo, St. Agatha, St. Andrew, St. Luke, St. James, St. Bartholomew, St. John the Evangelist and the Annunciation in Hal Millieri, Nigret dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary and Bubaqra dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Zurrieq is the neighbour town of Birzebbugia, Kirkop, Luqa, Mqabba, Qrendi, Safi and Gudja.

Well known sites include but are not limited to Xarolla Windmill, Bubaqra, Hal Millieri, Wied il-Bassasa, Wied iz-Zurrieq (Blue Grotto), Ghar Hasan (between Birzebbugia and Hal Far), Second World War Monument, and Nigret. One might also find public health centres such as Zurrieq District Clinic, St. Mary Primary Healthcare Clinic, Milia’s Pharmacy, Salus Pharmacy, Kristianne Pharmacy and Bronja Pharmacy.

Pietru Pawl Saydon, president of the Maltese Language Association at the University of Malta and catholic priest known for translating a bible in Hebrew to Maltese, was born in Zurrieq in 1985 where he lived until his demise in 1971 at the age of 75. Johnston Farrugia, better known as Maltese rapper and pioneer in Maltese hip-hop music Hooligan or Hooli, moved to Zurrieq at 19 years old.

Local Council
Address: Triq Pietru Pawl Saydon, Zurrieq, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2168 9111/(+356) 2164 2974
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://zurrieqlocalcouncil.com/

Opening Hours
Winter from 16th October to 14th June from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Summer from 15th June to 15th September from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday (all year round) – 8:00am to 11:00am

Here is a list of kindergartens in the area:

Zurrieq Kindergarten

St. Benedict College Zurrieq Primary School

This state school forms part of the St. Benedict college and has welcomed approximately 700 students to date, providing holistic education for kindergarteners up to Year 6 students. The Zurrieq Nurture class has participated in the Anger Management Programme as part of the e-Twinning projects to educate students to keep their anger at bay. The first day of June commemorates Zurrieq Day, thus a special assembly is held where the mayor delivers a speech and together with the head of school organizes fun-filled activities for the students. Donations for Istrina are collected annually.

Uniforms can be purchased from Yorkie Uniforms by visiting the outlet in San Gwann or via their website. Complimentary delivery is offered for orders over €75.

Head of School: Mr. Paul Sammut
Address: Triq Dun Guzepp Zammit, Zurrieq ZRQ1103, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2598 4250
Email: [email protected]