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Carnival

Carnival in Malta

Carnival in Malta is always brimming with fun activities including processions with colourful floats, dances, masks and costumes. It is a fun packed week that is celebrated by children and adults alike. Find out more about what goes on during Carnival on the island!

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Maundy Thursday

Easter in Malta

Malta likes to stick to its Catholic roots and a feast such as Easter has a very religious connotation to it which is why Easter in Malta is a big celebration. Apart from the beautiful weather and countryside during the spring season, here is why Easter in Malta is so special and why you should book your stay to visit our magnificent island.

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Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta

Valletta Sightseeing: A Quick Guide

If you’re travelling to Malta and you want to experience the rich history that the islands hold, then staying in Valletta is the perfect place for you. The capital city, which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage City, is often described as an ‘open-air museum’ and a Gem of Baroque architecture. When staying at AX The Saint John, you’ll be located in the midst of one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe.

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Museum of Archaeology, Malta

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Valletta

With 300 days of sunshine throughout the year, you might feel really unlucky if you encounter a rainy day during your holiday in Malta. As much as you may wish for a sunny mid-winter break – unfortunately Malta does have its occasional rainy days. And when it rains, it pours! But don’t let that worry you. After a wintry day, the sun always comes back with a bang and re-instils the warmth that you’re craving. Here are a few ideas of how you could spend a rainy day in Malta, without having to leave the capital!

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Republic Day, Malta

Republic Day in Malta

Republic Day in Malta is an important event in the island’s history. On the 13th of November 1974, merely 10 years after Malta gained Independence from Great Britain, Queen Elizabeth II ceased to be recognised as the island’s monarch and head of state. After more than 150 years under British rule, this date marks a pivotal moment for Malta as the island welcomed its first President, Sir Anthony Mamo.

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In Guardia Parade, Malta

The In Guardia Parade at Fort St Elmo

The In Guardia Parade is a 16th century historical event that can be traced back to the Knights of St John. The noble order – also called the Knights Hospitaller and the Order of Hospitallers – arrived in Malta in the year 1530 and settled on the islands for 250 years. During this time, the Knights would frequently hold this event, which involved a regular inspection of the fort and garrison by the Gran Bailiff who was in charge of military affairs.

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