Things To Do: History & Culture

Independence Monument, Floriana

Independence Day in Malta

After more than 150 years under British rule, Malta gained independence in 1964. The 21st of September 1964 is one of the most important dates in the history of Malta. The island’s strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea meant that great powers of times gone by battled it out to gain rule over her.

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St. Dominic's Church

Celebrate the Feast of St Dominic in Valletta

The Feast of St Dominic will be held on 4th August 2019, with the major celebrations peaking on the 3rd August, the eve of the holiday. If you’re booking your stay at AX The Saint John in Valletta this August, take a walk through the vibrant streets and you will see people of all ages enjoying the wonderfully decorated buildings, fireworks and brass band marches.

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Rabbit Stew

What Food is Malta Famous For?

There are many meals to try while you are visiting the sunny islands but Maltese Rabbit Stew should definitely come at the top of your list. Locally known as “Stuffat tal-fenek” the island’s national dish is deeply rooted in the Maltese cultural identity and is a symbolic meal perfect for any social gathering.

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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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St. Paul

Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck in Malta

The feast of St Paul's Shipwreck in Malta is one of the most popular religious feasts on the island. Happening on the 10th of February, you can enjoy the events and activities happening in Valletta while staying at AX The Saint John.

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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 seven years now and is considered to be one of the most prestigious cultural events of the year.

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Presepju

Traditional Nativity Scene

Local artist’s masterpiece makes its way back home just in time for Christmas in Malta. A short interview with Manwel Dimech telling us all about his artwork and the importance of keeping the Maltese crib alive.

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