Village Festa season 2018

2018 – all year around

The festa season in Malta is made up of a long series of extended weekends, starting from the end of May to the end of September. During this period, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches.

Banners, hand made statues raised on wooden columns and festoons decorate the main streets of the locality where the feast is taking place. The inhabitants of the town or village then add to this festive mood by decorating their own balconies and rooftops with lit up coloured festoons – blue, red, green – according to the feast they are supporting. 

A typical Maltese ‘festa’ lasts three days or longer. On any one of these evenings, you are bound to see hundreds of people in festive mood. Traditional and fast food stands vie with each other to sell their wares to the crowds. Typical products are Maltese type nougat and other sweet delicacies.

Maltese Fireworks, which is often the spectacular ground and aerial self made fireworks on the town square is the highlight of each of the at least 120 feasts in the towns and villages that are devoted to the patron saint of each locality. It is a very old tradition linked with traditional religious ties over the last four centuries and also a part of the Maltese character to celebrate. 

You can find a complete list of all village festas of Malta in 2018 here […]

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