Here Are All The Maltese Feasts To Look Forward To This Summer

There's something happening every weekend

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One of the first things that tourists visiting Malta in summer notice is the constant festivities (called festi) happening around the island on a weekly basis. It seems like every single weekend, a Maltese village or two is decorated in bright parish colours and filled to the brim with cheerful people and food trucks straight out of everyone's guilty pleasure fantasy. And that's without mentioning the staggering amount of colourful fireworks which light up Malta's nights. 

Well, between June and September, 82 feasts are celebrated around our tiny archipelago. In case you were wondering, that number is big. Too big for many to keep a full track of, in fact. So here's your full list of Maltese feasts happening this summer, and the good news is the first one starts this weekend!

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11th June:

  • The Holy Trinity, Marsa
  • Christ the Saviour in the Eucharist, Għasri (Gozo)

18th June:

  • St. Philip of Agira, Ħaż-Żebbuġ (moved from the 11th due to the general election)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fontana (Gozo)
  • Our Lady of Lily, Mqabba
  • Corpus Domini, Rabat
  • St. Catherine, Żejtun

25th June:

  • St. John the Baptist, Xewkija (Gozo)
  • St. George, Ħal Qormi
  • St. Nicholas, Siġġiewi
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Burmarrad

29th June:

  • St. Peter and St. Paul, Mdina
  • St. Peter and St. Paul, Nadur
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1st July:

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fleur-De-Lys

2nd July:

  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Qrendi
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Sacro Cuor Parish, Sliema
  • St. Andrew, Ħal Luqa
  • The Visitation of Our Lady, Għarb (Gozo)
  • St. Paul, Rabat
  • Immaculate Conception Ħamrun

9th July:

  • St. Joseph, Kirkop
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Gżira
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fgura
  • The Annunciation, Ħal Balzan
  • Our Lady of Soccorso, Kerċem (Gozo)

16th July:

  • St. Joseph, Kalkara
  • St. Joseph, Msida
  • Our Lady of Holy Doctrine, Tarxien
  • St. Sebastian, Ħal Qormi
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta
  • St. George Marytr, Victora (Gozo)

23rd July:

  • St. Margaret, Sannat Gozo)
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Żurrieq

30th July:

  • St. Anne, Marsascala
  • Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Paul's Bay
  • Christ the King, Paola
  • Our Lady of Pompeii, Marsaxlokk
  • St. Lawrence, San Lawrenz (Gozo)
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Balluta)
  • Santa Venera, Santa Venera
  • St. Joseph, Żebbuġ
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6th August:

  • St. Dominic, Valletta
  • St. Peter in Chains, Birżebbuġa
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, San Ġwann
  • St. Joseph, Qala (Gozo)
  • Christ Our Saviour, Ħal Lija

10th August:

  • St. Lawrence, Vittoriosa (Birgu

13th August:

  • St. Gaetan, Ħamrun

15th August:

The Assumption of Our Lady in:

  • Mqabba
  • Qrendi
  • Mosta
  • Gudja
  • Attard
  • Għaxaq
  • Birkirkara
  • Victoria (Gozo)

19th August:

  • The Assumption of Our Lady, Comino

20th August:

  • Our Lady Star of the Sea, Stella Maris Parish, Sliema
  • St. Leonard, Kirkop
  • The Assumption of Our Lady, Żebbuġ (Gozo)
  • The Assumption of Our Lady, Mġarr
  • The Assumption of Our Lady, Dingli
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Paola
  • St. Helen of Constantinople, Birkirkara

27th August:

  • St. Bartholomew, Għargħur
  • St. Joseph, Manikata
  • Maria Reġina, Marsa
  • Conversion of St. Paul, Ħal Safi
  • St. Julan, St. Julian's
  • St. Dominic, Vittoriosa (Birgu)
  • Our Lady of Lorento, Għajnsielem (Gozo)
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3rd September:

  • St. Catherine, Żurrieq
  • St. Gregory the Great, Sliema
  • St. Francis of Assisi, Qawra

8th September:

The Nativity of Our Lady in:

  • Naxxar
  • Mellieħa
  • Senglea (Isla)
  • Xagħra (Gozo)

10th September:

  • Our Lady of Graces, Żabbar

18th September:

  • Madonna tal-Ġilju, Mqabba

29th September:

  • Our Lady of Consolation, Santu Wistin, Valletta

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Written By

David Grech Urpani

Sarcastically ironic, Dave is a recovering hipster musician with a penchant for chicken, women's clothes and Kanye.

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