Carnival in Malta is one of the oldest cultural events celebrated in Malta and Gozo. It is held around the second weekend of February and will be celebrated from 9th till 13th February 2018.
Local aficionados spent a whole year in secrecy preparing for the four days of events to participate and compete in the parade. Beautiful and colourful floats will be in the streets of Valletta. You will also find dancers in elaborate costumes partying aboard. Floats building in Malta is an art inherited through family generations and enthusiasts take great pride in their work.
During this event, Valletta also host a number of marching bands, costumed children and youths enjoying the experiment along the historic streets. In Pjazza San Ġorġ, various costumed dance groups will perform. Families can enjoy the show from purposely set-up stands.
Don’t also forget to visit Nadur in Gozo. This is where carnival takes on a more macabre and funny mood.
What do you eat for Carnival in Malta and Gozo (specialities)?
These sweets are always prepared specifically for the carnival festivity:
- Prinjolata: a white dome-shaped cake, prepared with almonds, eggs, special seeds, cake etc. Coated with beaten chocolate and meringue and decorated with cherries.
- Perlini: They are pure almonds coated in sugar of a wide range of colours.
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Photo Credit: Valletta 2018
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