The calendar of the festa in Malta

The festa in Malta are village feasts and religious celebrations. These feasts are very important in the lives of the Maltese and Gozitains because they celebrate the patron saint of every village. In the program: brass bands, suits, illuminations, processions of statues, fireworks and sublimate decorations in streets. They generally take place on Friday noon till […]
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The festa in Malta are village feasts and religious celebrations. These feasts are very important in the lives of the Maltese and Gozitains because they celebrate the patron saint of every village. In the program: brass bands, suits, illuminations, processions of statues, fireworks and sublimate decorations in streets.

They generally take place on Friday noon till Sunday evening at midnight. You wonder the reason to make fireworks from early morning or during the day? Answer: to scare off the devils! If you want to know more about this feast, click here.

To sum up, these days are very lively. Maltese like to meet, dance, drink, eat and celebrate their fervor between inhabitants of the village on these days.

In order to miss none of these typical parties in Malta and Gozo, here is the essential calendar of the next ones festas for 2017.  Have a look to see which one correspond to your stay!

JANUARY

  • 28 – The Holy Family – Iklin
  • 29 – Conversion of St Paul – Mdina

FEBRUARY

  • 10 – St. Paul’s Feast – La Valette

MARS

  • 12 – St. Gregory the Great – Kercem
  • 19 – St. Joseph – Rabat

APRIL

  • 4 – The Annunciation – Gudja
  • 30 – St. Publius – Floriana

MAY

  • 1 – St. Joseph the Worker – Birkirkara
  • 7 – St. Joseph – Xaghra Gozo et St. Joseph – Hamrun
  • 21 – St. Augustine – La Valette, Santu Wistin Parish
  • 22 – St. Rita – La Valette, Santu Wistin Parish
  • 28 – St. Paul’s Shipwreck, Munxar Gozo
  • 28 – The Annunciation – Tarxien
  • 28 – Our Lady of Fatima – Gwardamangia

JUNE

  • 11 – St Philip – Zebbug
  • 18 – Our Lady of the Lily – Mqabba
  • 18 – St Catherine – Zejtun
  • 18 – Sacred Heart of Jesus – Fontana (Gozo)
  • 22 – Our Lady of Pinu – Ta’ Pinu (Gozo)
  • 25 – Sacred Heart of Mary – Burmarrad
  • 25 – St George – Ħal Qormi
  • 25 – St Nicholas – Siġġiewi
  • 25 – St John Baptist – Xewkija
  • 29 – St Peter & St Paul – Mdina
  • 29 – St Peter & St Paul – Nadur

JULY

  • 1 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Fleur-de-Lys
  • 2 – Visitation – Gharb
  • 2 – Immaculate Conception – Ħamrun
  • 2 – St Andrew – Ħal Luqa
  • 2 – St Paul – Rabat
  • 2 – Our Lady of Lourdes – Qrendi
  • 2 – Our Lady of the Sacred Heart – Sliema
  • 9 – The Annunciation – Ħal Balzan
  • 9 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Fgura
  • 9 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Gzira
  • 9 – St Joseph – Ħal Kirkop
  • 9 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help -Kercem
  • 16 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Ta’ Ħamet
  • 16 – St Joseph – Kalkara
  • 16 – St Joseph – Msida
  • 16 – St Sebastian – Ħal Qormi
  • 16 – Our Lady of Holy Doctrine – Ħal Tarxien
  • 16 – St George – Victoria (Gozo)
  • 23 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Zurrieq
  • 23 – St Margaret – Sannat
  • 26 – St Anna – Dwejra
  • 29 – St Martha – Victoria
  • 30 – Our Ladu of Mount Carmel – Zurrieq
  • 30 – St Margaret – Sannat
  • 31 – St Anna – Dwejra
  • 30 – St Martha – Victoria
  • 30 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Balluta
  • 30 – St Anne – Marsaskala
  • 30 – Our Lady of Pompei – Marsaxlokk
  • 30 – Christ the King – Paola
  • 30 – St Venera – Santa Venera
  • 30 – Our Lady of Sorrows – St Paul’s Bay
  • 30 – St Joseph – Zebbug
  • 30 – St Lawrence – San Lawrenz

AUGUST

  • 6 – Christ Our Saviour – Hal Lija
  • 6 – St Peter in Chains – Birzebbuga
  • 6 – St Geatan – Hamrun
  • 6 – Our Lady of Lourdes – San Gwann
  • 6 – St Dominic – La Valette
  • 6 – St Joseph – Qala
  • 10 – St Lawrence – Vittoriosa
  • 15 – Assumption of Our Lady – Attard
  • 15 – Assumption of Our Lady – Birkirkara
  • 15 – Assumption of Our Lady – Gudja
  • 15 – Assumption of Our Lady – Ghaxaq
  • 15 – Assumption of Our Lady – Mosta
  • 15 – Assumption of Our Lady – Mqabba
  • 15 – Assumption of Our Lady – Qrendi
  • 15 – Assumption of Our Lady – Victoria
  • 20 – Assumption of Our Lady – Had-Dingli
  • 20 – Our Lady of Lourdes – Paola
  • 20 – St Helen – Birkirkara
  • 20 – St Leonard – Kirkop
  • 20 – Assumption of Our Lady – Mgarr
  • 20 – Our Lady Star of the Sea – Sliema
  • 20 – Assumption of Our Lady – Zebbug
  • 27 – St Bartholomew – Hal Gharghur
  • 27 – Conversion of St Paul – Hal Safi
  • 27 – The Queenship of Our Lady – Marsa
  • 27 – St Julian – St Julian’s
  • 27 – St Dominic – Vittoriosa
  • 27 – Our Lady of Loreto – Ghajnsielem
  • 27 – St Augustian – Victoria

SEPTEMBER

  • 3 – St Gregory – Sliema
  • 3 – St Catherine – Zurrieq
  • 3 – St Francis – Qawra
  • 3 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Xlendi
  • 8 – Nativity of Our Lady – Mellieha
  • 8 – Nativity of Our Lady- Naxxar
  • 8 – Nativity of Our Lady- Senglea
  • 8 – Nativity of Our Lady- Xaghra
  • 10 – Our Lady of Graces – Haz-Zabbar
  • 10 – Our Lady of Graces – Kapuccini (Gozo)
  • 25 – Jesus de Nazzareth – Xaghra
  • 29 – Our Lady of Consolation – La Valette

OCTOBER

  • 1 – Our Lady of Rosary – Gudja
  • 8 – Our Lady of Patronage – Ghasri
  • 15 – St Dimitry – Gharb
  • 29- Our Lady of Consolation – Gudja

NOVEMBER

  • 11 – St. Adeodatus – Sannat, Gozo
  • 12 – St. Coronatus – Nadur, Gozo et St. Martin – Bahrija
  • 19 – St John of the Cross – Ta’ Xbiex
  • 26 – St. Andrew – Fontana Gozo

DECEMBER

  • 8 – Immaculate Conception – Cospiucua
  • 8 – Immaculate Conception – Victoria
  • 8 – Immaculate Conception – Qala
  • 10 – Our Lady of Loreto – Gudja
  • 11 – St Lucy – Santa Lucija, Gozo
  • 13 – St Lucy – Mtarfa
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