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Celebrating Malta’s traditions! The Malta International Fireworks Festival to return this April
This will be the festival’s 22nd edition.

Emma Galea

Prepare to be dazzled as the curtain rises on the annual extravaganza known as the 'Malta International Fireworks Festival.' With the announcement of further details, anticipation mounts for this cultural phenomenon, a hallmark of April in Malta. Get ready to immerse yourself in a symphony of vibrant colors, radiant lights, and thunderous sounds that promise to captivate audiences from every corner of the globe.

Scheduled to illuminate the Maltese skies from April 20th to 30th, with a special pre-festival night on April 13th at the Granaries in Floriana, this year's edition promises to be an unforgettable experience. Celebrating Malta's rich history and tradition of fireworks, the festival pays homage to centuries-old customs integral to local festivities. Other locations include Valletta, Marsaxlokk, Nadur and Mellieħa, with the grand finale taking place at the Grand Harbour on the last day of the month.

Featuring competitions among fireworks teams from various localities in Malta, the festival adds an element of excitement and camaraderie as participants vie for awards based on creativity, colour, music synchronisation, and technique. With events spread over ten days, attendees will have ample opportunities to explore the island and witness spectacular displays against iconic Maltese landmarks.

From mechanical ground fireworks displays to showcases in harbours, traditional village festivals with local band marches and delectable Maltese cuisine, the festival offers a diverse array of experiences for all ages. The grand finale promises entertainment for the whole family, ensuring an unforgettable conclusion to this cultural celebration.

Are you a fan of this cherished Maltese tradition? 

12th March 2024


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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