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Discover The Festas Malta

The Maltese love partying. Throughout the year, various events, processions, brass bands, fireworks displays liven up the archipelago. Each city, even the smallest, hosts its own 'Festa'. Dedicated to the patron saint of the city, it involves fancy-dress contests between rival factions, for the Maltese are very territory conscious and this extends to their cultural traditions. Thus, the 'Festa' of each parish is worth a trip, the most important being those of Saint Peter in Mdina (29th June) and Saint Dominic in Valletta (1st August).

  • Festas, The Festas, Arts and culture, Malta
    Festas

    Every year, villages organise their 'festas' in honour of their patron saint.

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  • Religion, Malta, The Festas, Arts and culture, Malta
    Religion, Malta

    Popular religion in Malta involves large colourful processions and some vaguely superstitious beliefs

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  • Religious holidays, Malta, The Festas, Arts and culture, Malta
    Religious holidays, Malta

    Christmas and Holy Week are the most popular festivities among the Maltese.

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  • The Festas, Arts and culture, Malta
    The Festas
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  • The Festas, Arts and culture, Malta
    The Festas
    Igor Lubinetsky / EASYVOYAGE
  • The Festas, Arts and culture, Malta
    The Festas
    Igor Lubinetsky / EASYVOYAGE
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