Traditional Religious Feasts in Malta
Various Locations, Malta

Religious feasts or ‘festas’ are an important part of Maltese culture and tradition held throughout the year across both Malta and Gozo. Festas are both religious and profane, being organized by the local parish together with local band clubs, and are an iconic part of the Maltese culture. Expect massive firework displays, processions with marching bands and great revelry.

Each festa typically has the same structure. Five days of festivities revolving around the patron saint of each parish build up to the weekend feast itself. In addition to elaborate church ceremonies, band marches are an integral part of the celebration as bands performing festa favourites, many composed by local maestros, march through the streets followed by crowds.

Feasts & Dates:

1st January - New Years' Day

10th February: Feast of St Paul's Shipwreck

19th March: Feast of St Joseph

31st March: Freedom Day

2nd April: Good Friday

4th April: Easter Sunday

7th June: Sette Giugno

29th June: Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul

15th August: Feast of The Assumption

8th September: Victory Day

21st September: Independence Day

8th December: Immaculate Conception

13th December: Republic Day

25th December: Christmas Day

1st January to
25th December 2024
19:00 - 19:00
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