Things To Do in Malta

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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Three Palaces Festival

Discover the Three Palaces Festival!

Despite being a fairly recent addition to Malta’s cultural calendar, the interdisciplinary Three Palaces Festival has taken the islands by storm. The festival has branched out to include other beautiful locations around Malta. The Three Palaces Festival will take place between the 1st and 10th November, so don’t miss out on the spectacular event if you’re staying in Valletta!

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Baroque Festival

Valletta International #BaroqueFestival

If you're in love with the works of classical era composers such as Vivaldi, Bach or Handel, The Valletta International Baroque Festival is for you. A firmly established event has been running for eight years now and is considered to be one of the most prestigious cultural events of the year.

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Rolex Middlesea Race

40th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race

This year’s Rolex Middle Sea Race will begin on the 19th October 2019, so book your stay in Valletta to witness the spectacular international fleet set sail in the Mediterranean. The sight of sleek yachts sailing around the majestic bastions is definitely something you need to tick off your bucket list!

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