The Two Niches, One On Each Side Of The Main Entrance To The Basilica
The Titular Statue Of The Assumption
Looking at the door, on the right, there is the niche with the titular statue of the Assumption. The original statue was done in 1868 but was modified by sculptor Vincent Apap in 1948. Every year, on 15 August, the feast day of the Assumption, this statue is carried on the shoulder during a solemn procession around the streets of Mosta amid great celebration.