Malta Events Guide
What to See & Do?
How to be Maltese in an hour – Comedy show
When: August 2, 2017
Where: Palazzo Pereira, Valletta – Theatre (Vault theatre at the Valletta Waterfront) at 20:00
What: “How to be Maltese in an hour” is a unique comedy by Steve Hili and Wesley Ellul set to teach visitors all about the weird and wonderful traits of the Maltese – the greatest (!) people on earth! From food to the Festa, via politics and the national obsession with the Eurovision, this show will make you understand what being Maltese is really about!
Feast of The Assumption of Our Lady – The peak of the Maltese festa season
When: 15th of August
Where: Malta & Gozo
What: Between the months of May and September, each village in Malta and Gozo comes together to celebrate their patron saint, known as the festa. This is done by decorating the village church with hundreds of lights, having a marching band play music through the streets while, and by putting on some impressive fireworks displays! The feast of The Assumption of Our Lady, also known as ‘Santa Marija,’ is celebrated on the 15th of August and marks the ascent into heaven by the Virgin Mary. This ‘festa’ icelebrateded in 7 towns and villages: Għaxaq, Gudja, Ħ’Attard, Mosta, Mqabba and Qrendi in Malta, and Victoria in Gozo. It is also a public holiday.
Please note, on the eve of the feast on the 14th of August, you can also enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular in Mqabba. The event attracts thousands of visitors from all over Malta and Gozo every year.
De Valette’s Dagger
When: Until September 7, 2017
Where: At the National Museum of Archaeology
What: Returning to Malta for the very first time since 1798, and as part of the events marking the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, Heritage Malta will be organising an exhibition on Grand Master Jean de Valette. The exhibition will feature de Valette’s dagger, gifted to him by King Philip II of Spain in recognition of the Grand Master’s victory of the Great Siege in 1565. The poniard will be on loan from the Louvre Museum, Paris. Opening hours: 09.00 – 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs)
Tickets: Admission to the exhibition is included in the museum’s regular ticket price.
When: Every Thursday between 6th July and 28th September at 8:00 PM
Where: Valletta Waterfront
What: Traditional folk dancing, falconry displays, “terramaxka” (street organ) music, artisan market stalls, as well as duelling parades between the Knights of St. John and the Ottoman Turks, amongst other activities.