Culture
Culture
A popular November feast among locals and visitors, young and old!

Jillian Mallia
New & now
New & now
You might know the flag and emblem, but did you know about the national plant, tree and bird?

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
Mdina, the Three Cities, Valletta, and the Citadel in Gozo are must-visits!

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
And there’s so much to see! From art-house films to stunning exhibitions.

Jo Caruana
Culture
Culture
If you love theatre, you’re in luck – our October calendar never sleeps.

Jo Caruana
Culture
Culture
Malta officially became a republic in 1974 and, since then, has seen nine presidents plus two acting presidents ‘ad interim’. But who were they?

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
How ex-colonies celebrate independence.

Kristina Cassar Dowling
Culture
Culture
The crucial details of the Great Siege of 1565... without any of the boring frills.

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
The traditional Maltese village festa in pictures.

Melanie Drury
New & now
New & now
What started as a personal challenge in 1999 has grown to be one of the most gruelling endurance events in Europe – and this incredible team will be setting off again in a few weeks.

Jo Caruana
Culture
Culture
September 21 is one of Malta’s five national holidays and celebrates the day Malta gained independence after 150 years of British rule.

Adriana Bishop
Culture

Rebecca Anastasi
Culture
Culture
The 8th September aims to recount stories of triumph.

Rebecca Anastasi
Culture
Culture
From concerts in theatres to award-winning dramas, September is the month when Malta’s theatre scene really kicks up a notch.

Jo Caruana
Culture
Culture
A labour of love and thanksgiving has turned a niche into a miniature copy of the local parish church, complete with its own little feast on 14th September.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
As the first post-summer rains hit, get your hands on some “ghazziela” made by the residents of Zebbug in Gozo, and don’t miss the festa of the Madonna of the Ghazziela.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Anthony Neilson’s Stitching will be staged at Teatru Manoel’s Studio Theatre – 10 years after it was banned on the island

Jo Caruana
Culture
Culture
See to believe how Malta was a hundred years ago or so!

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
Songs touch the heart, especially those old classics that invoke nostalgia. Such as these Maltese classic songs, for example.

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
Cecil Bartoli, 92, recalls the run up to that fateful day and remembers watching the stricken convoy enter the Grand Harbour.

Rebecca Anastasi
Culture
Culture
The British Forces may have left Malta almost 40 years ago but ex-servicemen and their families living in Malta still have a community looking after them.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Culture
Reflecting the island’s long and chequered past, “Malti” is peppered with words derived from its neighbours and former colonisers, making it as colourful as its native speakers.

Adriana Bishop
CULTURE
CULTURE
These Maltese proverbs provide a complete instruction manual for life - you're welcome!

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
Malta & Gozo's soft golden limestone is the single most defining feature of the Maltese Islands’ landscape.

Adriana Bishop
Culture

Rebecca Anastasi
Culture
Culture
Watch your step - there might be a colourful beauty beneath you!

Kristina Cassar Dowling
Culture
Culture
Flying in from the Netherlands as part of Valletta 2018, this is a story that’s more relevant than ever.

Jo Caruana
Culture
Culture
The Maltese islands are home to the oldest free-standing temples on earth. Here's the difference between them.

Lisa Borain
Culture
Culture
The Malta International Arts Festival kicks off this weekend with Exile Voices: a powerful exhibition of photos taken by refugee children and humanitarian photojournalists.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Need a quick reference before hitting the sites? Look no further... here's a few thousand years of history at a glance.

Lisa Borain
Events
Events
Contemporary music meets ancient history in a unique event in an extraordinary setting, which will make it worth your while waking up before the crack of dawn.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Experience a first hand account by a local who witnessed the momentous ceremony in Valletta.

Adriana Bishop
CULTURE
CULTURE
How did Maltese children play before the era of technology? Discover the traditional Maltese street games of bygone times.

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
Unscripted and spontaneous, ghana is a reflection of the island’s history, recounting the day-to-day life of the working classes.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Crudely constructed out of the simplest of raw materials, traditional Maltese musical instruments are a testament to local peasant-folk’s creativity and ingenuity.

Adriana Bishop
Attractions
Attractions
Large outdoor galleries of street art have brought colour and expression to our towns. We ask artist James Micallef Grimaud – what’s the writing on the wall?

Rebecca Anastasi
Culture
Culture
Junk food, fireworks, statue carrying, blaring band music, a total lack of personal space... this is how it's done!

Lisa Borain
Culture
Culture
Too hot for sightseeing? Think again. These historic attractions are cool in every sense of the word.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Steeped in history and brimming with culture, Malta is an open-air museum waiting to be explored. And this is the best weekend to do it without spending a single Euro.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Malta is considered old in terms of its 7,000 years of history, yet when considered on the geological timeline, it's actually quite new!

Lisa Borain
CULTURE
CULTURE
These are just some of the reasons behind why the carob tree - il-Harruba - is an integral part of Maltese culture.

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
The history of Malta, the very identity of the island, is intrinsically linked to the Mediterranean Sea that surrounds it.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
It had almost been lost to the mist of time but this uniquely Maltese art form is now back and enjoying a colourful revival.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Maltese fruit and vegetables are renowned for their flavour and goodness, but farming in Malta is a specialised skill that’s increasingly under threat.

Marie-Claire Grima
Culture
Culture
Workers down their tools on 1st May and celebrate their day of rest in a very typical Maltese manner: with a festa and fireworks!

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Professor Mark Anthony Falzon offers insight into a few Maltese characteristics after 7,000 years of habitation.

Lisa Borain
Culture
Culture
A defining characteristic of local facades, enclosed wooden balconies are as useful as they are pretty.

Adriana Bishop
New & Now
New & Now
Karen Caruana's nostalgic walk through the current evidence of Malta's state of building development flux, expressed through oil painting.

Lisa Borain
Culture
Culture
Dotted around the entire coastline of the Maltese archipelago, the 17th century watchtowers were Malta’s first line of defence and still stand a silent guard today.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Talk like a local in no time with these nifty words and phrases.

Rebecca Anastasi
new & now
new & now
Malta has no less than 14 public holidays and national holidays. Find out which, when they are and what they’re all about!

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
If you’re spending money on a memento of your holiday, make sure you invest in quality local traditional crafts.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Creativity, ingenuity, passion and a long-standing tradition are the secret ingredients behind Malta’s "artists of the sky".

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
Malta is so drenched in history that simply walking around is like taking a trip back in time. But if we had to choose, these are five absolutely must-visit places for those who love their history.

Lisa Borain
Culture
Culture
Once a standard feature of every Maltese women’s wardrobe, the ghonnella is now an icon of Malta’s folklore relegated to vintage postcards.

Adriana Bishop
culture
culture
Freedom Day in Malta is significant - here's why and what to expect.

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
Drawn to the Maltese Islands' particular idiosyncrasies and the drama inherent in its history, authors have used Malta as a backdrop in literature for centuries.

Lisa Borain
culture
culture
Easter in Malta is a big affair. Here's what you can expect during Holy Week in Malta.

Melanie Drury
Attractions
Attractions
Edward Said is an architect who is fascinated with subterranean Valletta, encouraging visitors' captivation with who or what lay beneath the 451-year-old city.

Lisa Borain
Culture
Culture
Drama is inherent in Malta's history, which is why it's no surprise that apparitions are abound, rooted in the island’s steep historical past.

Lisa Borain
Culture
Culture
The band club is an essential and unique part of local culture, but what does it really consist of and what is its role in modern Maltese society?

Marie-Claire Grima
Culture
Culture
Don’t take our word for it. These VIPs know a good spot when they see one and they’ve had lots to say about Malta.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
March 19th brings special masses, colourful marching processions, and of course, fireworks.

Lisa Borain
Events
Events
Thoughts on Unifaun Theatre’s latest play En Folkefiende: An Enemy of the People, and a few words with actor Philip Leone Ganado.

Jo Caruana
culture
culture
Explore the Islands' diverse history and and have fun while doing it!

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbour Valletta, the historic garden city of Floriana is a gem to discover.

Adriana Bishop
Culture
Culture
The iconic eight-pointed cross is everywhere on the Maltese Islands, but what’s the story behind the legend?

Adriana Bishop
culture
culture
Some of the traits and quirks unique to the Maltese people explained!

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
This month brings an explosion of Malta's music and opera scene, with a number of musical productions taking place around the islands.

Lisa Borain
culture
culture
Try these delightful ways to experience the best of Malta's old capital.

Melanie Drury
Attractions
Attractions
Heritage Malta’s dynamic CEO Noel Zammit shares his favourite sites for history lovers.

Jo Caruana
Culture
Culture
Don't miss out on these theatrical highlights hitting Malta in the coming weeks.

Lisa Borain
culture
culture
We explore the Auberges that bear testimony to the legacy left by the Knights of Malta - these guys did not hold back on luxury!

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
This small island in the middle of the Mediterranean has a big colourful past.

Adriana Bishop
culture
culture
If you’re in Malta during February, get ready to be swept up in the local carnival celebrations, this year taking place between the 9th and 13th.

Melanie Drury
Culture
Culture
With so much to see and so little time, here’s our pick of the best museums in Malta.

Rebecca Anastasi
culture
culture
Check out these best-selling novels set in Malta that portray island life and the character of its people during different periods in gripping narratives.

Melanie Drury
Valletta
Valletta
With its dramatic forms and ornate street corners, Valletta’s soul is intimately tied to its Baroque past.

Rebecca Anastasi
Gozo
Gozo
Don’t let Gozo’s size fool you – there’s lots to see and do in 2018 if you love the arts!

Rebecca Anastasi
Culture
Culture
Local experts point out remnants of Malta’s medieval past in its former capital city.

Martina Said
Culture
Culture
Former Film Commissioner explains what makes Malta appealing as a setting for the silver screen.

Marie-Claire Grima
Culture
Culture
Joe and Nicholas Schembri have been working their family fields in Siggiewi for 40 years.

Sarah Micallef
Culture
Culture
It’s expected to be nominated as a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status – and it’s easy to see why.

Martina Said