Għaxaq is a village in the Southern Region of Malta, with a population of 5000 people. It is mainly a residential area surrounded by land used for agricultural purposes.
The village’s main church is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, which is therefore the village’s patron saint. Celebrations take place annually from 30 July to 15 August. A secondary feast is celebrated on the week before the first Sunday of June. This is dedicated to Saint Joseph, husband of Mary.
Another yearly event is the carnival celebration held in February. Places of interest are Dar tal-Bebbux/Dar tal-Massi or the sea-shells decorated house, St. Philip’s Chapel, St. Lucy’s Chapel, Christ the Redeemer Chapel and Għaxaq Semaphore Tower.