Easter Sunday begins with a triumphant morning procession in which the statue of the Risen Christ is carried by the parishioniers on their shoulders. Those carrying the statue actually run through the streets as the crowds applaud. Some onlookers throw paper confetti from balconies and windows. The local bands no longer play the solemn funeral processional music, but instead blast cheerful brass compositions. Children accompany the procession, carrying the figolla with them. A figolla is a traditional Maltese pastry which is almond-filled, covered with icing sugar, and in the shape of a rabbit, a lamb, a fish, or a heart. During the procession, the children hold the figollas up in front of the statue of the Risen Christ in order to have it blessed. Children are also given gifts of chocolate Easter eggs throughout the day. I took pictures during the whole day of the Easter Sunday in order to show all the stages of the procession, the architecture, and the landscape.