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National Holidays and Feasts in Malta

National Holidays and Feasts in Malta

Most religious holidays are celebrated as traditional feasts.

The following you will find a list of all holidays/feasts in Malta & Gozo.

Date Name of the feast/holiday
1. January New Year’s Day (L-Ewwel tas-Sena)
10. February St Paul’s Shipwreck (San Pawl Nawfragu)
19. March Feast of St Joseph (San Ġużepp)
March/April (Friday before Easter) Good Friday (Il-Ġimgħa l-Kbira)
31. March Freedom Day (Jum il-Ħelsien)
1. May Woker’s Day (Jum il-Ħaddiem)
7. June Sette Giugno
29. June Feast of St Peter & St Paul (L-Imnarja)
15. August Feast of the the Assumption Of Our Lady (Santa Marija)
8. September Victory day (Jum il-Vitorja)
21. September Independence Day (Jum l-Indipendenza)
8. December Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Il-Kunċizzjoni)
13. December Republic Day (Jum ir-Repubblika)
25. December Christmas Day (Il-Milied)


Other Holidays in Malta


All Saints’ Day (November 1 - Jum il-Qaddisin Kollha) and All Souls Day (November 2 - Jum l-Erwieh) are not officially recognized, but kindergartens, primary and secondary schools assign them as holidays.

The last two days of Carnival (Monday and Tuesday) are also school holidays.

Santa Marija is especially popular with residents of the main island for family trips to Gozo, where the feast is celebrated in the capital, Rabat. The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in seven parishes. Good Friday is characterized by processions across the country, starting at around 3 p.m. and lasting for about four hours, where believers (sometimes wearing a hood) offer tribute to the Passion of Christ by carrying statue representations (vari) of the Stations of the Cross (which are much heavier than the statues used in festas), and by carrying themselves the cross (with or without wheels) through part or all of the procession.

Remembrance Day is observed by the wail of sirens during the traditional two minutes of silence at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month observed by all Commonwealth countries.

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