News events across Malta and Gozo
Work has started on the conservation and restoration of the painting of the Assumption of Mary, known as Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu and which is venerated in the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Ta’ Pinu in Gozo.
Malta’s popular Mellieha Bay became a WINTER WONDERLAND last Thursday 26th Mach as HAIL carpeted parts of Malta.
In moments of difficult times, such as the plague and cholera epidemics, the Maltese recurred to three saints as protectors against serious diseases: San Bastjan, Santu Rokku and Santa Rożalija.
popular Strawberry Festival will be held on 19th April 2020. It takes place in the main square outside the Parish Church in Mġarr, an agricultural village on the north side of the island. Mġarr is renowned for its excellent quality strawberries, which boast a unique sweet taste.
The 19th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival takes place between Saturday, 18th April and Thursday, 30th April 2020. Year after year, the festival a guaranteed time of excitement for locals, tourists, as well as the fireworks factories around the island, that get the chance to show off their skills. International pyrotechnic companies also participate.
On Good Friday, various towns and villages commemorate the Passion of the Christ by an organised and very solemn procession of statues. Each of these statues represents a particular episode in the Passion of the Christ and is carried by pallbearers. Between one statue and another, participants, dressed as biblical characters, walk along in the procession.
February brings along carnival week, which this year will be held from 21st to 25th February. It features extravagantly coloured floats and people in fancy costumes.
The highly anticipated Malta Ghost Tours is back in action after a short summer break and they’re bound to make your hair stand on end! Click here for more info and to book!
The Changing of the Guard Ceremony is held every last Friday of the month at St George’s Square in Malta’s capital city Valletta. The parade starts at 10.30am.
The 11th edition of Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem opens on Friday, 13th December and remains open until Sunday, 5th January 2019. The nativity village is situated adjacent to the Għajnsielem main square, on the island of Gozo, just 5 minutes by walk from Mgarr Harbour.