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Malta village festas

If you are visiting the Maltese Islands during the summer months, your visit cannot be complete without experiencing a village festa in full swing.  During the peak summer months, there are a couple of festas in various villages every weekend.  These traditions stretch back to the 16th century, so it is no wonder that they are a popular component of Maltese summer nightlife. 

The village festa is a week-long festivity celebrating the parish patron saint, culminating at the end of the week.  Make it a point to visit on Saturday eve and Sunday eve.  Saturday eve generally is the culmination of the fireworks display, both aerial and ground types.  On the last day of the feast, the statue of the patron saint is carried on shoulders to the accompaniment of church bells, aerial fireworks and brass bands as it goes around the village streets in a procession.  Confetti are continuously thrown from the church, house balconies and roofs as the procession proceeds beneath.  The entire village will be decorated with banners, flags and houses are lit in the traditional colours of the particular village.  However, the village church steals the show, with luxurious red damask draping the walls inside and hundreds of coloured lights decorating the outside

Below you can find a list of the Maltese Festas! Enjoy!


FEAST OF ST. PAUL

24/05/2015

The Feast of St. Paul is celebrated in the village of Munxar in Gozo.


FEAST OF THE HOLY TRINITY

31/05/2015

The Feast of the Holy Trinity is celebrated in the town of Marsa in Malta


FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI

07/06/2015

Għasri – Gozo

The Feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated in the village of Għasri in Gozo


FEAST OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA

07/06/2015

Gwardamanġa – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is celebrated in the town of Gwardamanġa.


FEAST OF ST. ANTHONY

07/06/2015

Għajnsielem – Gozo

The Feast of St. Anthony is celebrated in the village of Għajnsielem in Gozo.


FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH

07/06/2015

Ħal Għaxaq – Malta

The Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated in the village of Għaxaq in Malta

FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION

07/06/2015

Ħal Tarxien – Malta

The Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated in the town of Tarxien in Malta

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE LILY

14/06/2015 – 21/06/2015

Imqabba – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of the Lily is celebrated in the town of Mqabba in Malta

FEAST OF ST. PHILIP

14/06/2015

Ħaż-Żebbuġ – Malta

The Feast of St. Philip is celebrated in the village of Żebbug in Malta.

FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

14/06/2015

Fontana – Gozo

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated in the village of Fontana in Gozo

FEAST OF ST. CATHERINE

21/06/2015

Żejtun – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of St. Catherine is celebrated in the town of Żejtun in Malta

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

21/06/2015

Xewkija – Gozo

The Feast of St. John the Baptist is celebrated in the Village of Xewkija in Gozo.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES

28/06/2015

Qrendi – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated in the town of Qrendi in Malta.

FEAST OF ST. GEORGE

28/06/2015

Ħal Qormi – Malta

The Feast of St. George is celebrated in the town of Qormi in Malta.

FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS

28/06/2015

Siġġiewi – Malta

The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in the town of Siġġiewi in Malta.

FEAST OF ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL

29/06/2015

Nadur – Gozo

The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul is celebrated in the town of Nadur in Gozo

FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF MARY

29/06/2015

Burmarrad – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is celebrated in the town of Burmarrad in Malta

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART

05/07/2015

Tas-Sliema – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is celebrated in the town of Sliema in Malta

FEAST OF ST. PAUL

05/07/2015

Rabat – Malta

The Feast of St. Paul is celebrated in the town of Rabat in Malta

FEAST OF ST. ANDREW

05/07/2015

Ħal Luqa – Malta

The Feast of St. Andrew is celebrated in the town of Luqa in Malta

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

05/07/2015

Ħamrun – Malta

The Feast of The Immaculate Conception is celebrated in the town of Ħamrun in Malta

FEAST OF THE VISITATION OF OUR LADY

05/07/2015

Għarb – Gozo

The Feast of The Visitation of Our Lady is celebrated in the village of Għarb in Gozo.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

12/07/2015

Gżira – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated in the town of Gżira in Malta

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

12/07/2015

Fgura – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated in the town of Fgura in Malta.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

12/07/2015

Ta’ Kerċem – Gozo

The Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is celebrated in the town of Kerċem in Gozo.

FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION

12/07/2015

Ħal Balzan – Malta

The Feast of The Annunciation is celebrated in the town of Balzan in Malta.

FEAST OF ST JOSEPH

12/07/2015

Ħal Kirkop – Malta

The Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated in the town of Ħal Kirkop in Malta.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

16/07/2015

Valletta – Malta

The Feast of of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is celebrated in the Capital City of Valletta in Malta.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF HOLY DOCTRINE

19/07/2015

Ħal Tarxien – Malta

The Feast of the Holy Doctrine is celebrated in the town of Tarxien in Malta.

FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH

19/07/2015

Kalkara – Malta

The Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated in the town of Kalkara in Malta.

FEAST OF ST. SEBASTIAN

19/07/2015

Ħal Qormi – Malta

The Feast of St. Sebastian is celebrated in the town of Qormi in Malta

FEAST OF ST. GEORGE

19/07/2015

Victoria – Gozo

The feast of St. George in Gozo, is renowned for more than its sacred celebration.

FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH

19/07/2015

Imsida – Malta

The Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated in the town of Msida in Malta.

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING

26/07/2015

Paola – Malta

The Feast of Christ the King is celebrated in the town of Paola in Malta

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

26/07/2015

Balluta Bay – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is celebrated in the town of Balluta in Malta

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MT CARMEL

26/07/2015

Żurrieq – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is celebrated in the town of Żurrieq in Malta.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS

Traditional religious festivity

26/07/2015

St. Paul’s Bay – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows is celebrated in the town of St. Paul’s Bay in Malta

FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH

Traditional religious festivity

26/07/2015

Ħaż-Żebbuġ – Malta

The Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated in the town of Żebbuġ in Malta

FEAST OF ST. ANNE

Traditional religious festivity

26/07/2015

Marsaskala – Malta

The Feast of St. Anne is celebrated in the town of Marsaskala in Malta

FEAST OF ST. MARGARET

Traditional religious festivity

26/07/2015

Ta’ Sannat – Gozo

The Feast of St. Margaret is celebrated in the village of Sannat in Gozo.

FEAST OF ST. VENERA

Traditional religious festivity

26/07/2015

Santa Venera – Malta

The Feast of St. Venera is celebrated in the town of Santa Venera in Malta.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Traditional religious festivity

02/08/2015

San Ġwann – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated in the town of San Ġwann in Malta

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF POMPEI

Traditional religious festivity

02/08/2015

Marsaxlokk – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of Pompei is celebrated in the town of Marsaxlokk in Malta

FEAST OF ST. DOMINIC

Traditional religious festivity

02/08/2015

Valletta – Malta

The Feast of St. Dominic is celebrated in the Capital City, Valletta in Malta.

FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH

Traditional religious festivity

02/08/2015

Qala – Gozo

The Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated in the village of Qala in Gozo.

FEAST OF ST. PETER IN CHAINS

Traditional religious festivity

02/08/2015

Birżebbuġa – Malta

The Feast of St. Peter in Chains is celebrated in the town of Birżebbuġa in Malta.

FEAST OF ST. GAETAN

Traditional religious festivity

06/08/2015

Ħamrun – Malta

The Feast of St. Gaetan is celebrated in the town of Ħamrun in Malta

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Traditional religious festivity

06/08/2015

Ħal Lija – Malta

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord is celebrated in the town of Lija in Malta

FEAST OF ST. LAWRENCE

Traditional religious festivity

09/08/2015

San Lawrenz – Gozo

The Feast of St. Lawrence is celebrated in the village of San Lawrenz in Gozo

FEAST OF ST. LAWRENCE

Traditional religious festivity

10/08/2015

Vittoriosa (Birgu) – Malta

The Feast of St. Lawrence is celebrated in the town of Vittoriosa in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

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FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

15/08/2015

Victoria – Gozo

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Victoria in Gozo. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click …

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FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

15/08/2015

Qrendi – Malta

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Qrendi in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, cl …

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FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

15/08/2015

Mosta – Malta

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Mosta in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, cli …

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FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

15/08/2015

Gudja – Malta

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Gudja in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

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FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

15/08/2015

Ħ’Attard – Malta

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Attard in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

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FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

15/08/2015

Ħal Għaxaq – Malta

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Għaxaq in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, cl …

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FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

15/08/2015

Imqabba – Malta

The feast of the Assumption is honoured all around the Maltese Islands, and also has a prominent place in the history of Malta. Celebrations are held in seven differe …

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FEAST OF OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA

Traditional religious festivity

23/08/2015

Tas-Sliema – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea is celebrated in the town of Sliema in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click her …

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FEAST OF ST. HELEN

Traditional religious festivity

23/08/2015

Birkirkara – Malta

The Feast of St. Helen is celebrated in the town of Birkirkara in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

FEAST OF ST. LEONARD

Traditional religious festivity

23/08/2015

Ħal Kirkop – Malta

The Feast of St. Leonard is celebrated in the village of Ħal Kirkop in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

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FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

23/08/2015

Mġarr – Malta

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the village of Mġarr, Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

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FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

23/08/2015

Ħad-Dingli – Malta

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Dingli in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click h …

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FEAST OF MARIA REGINA

Traditional religious festivity

30/08/2015

Marsa – Malta

The Feast of Queen Mary is celebrated in the town of Marsa in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

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FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LORETO

Traditional religious festivity

30/08/2015

Għajnsielem – Gozo

The Feast of Our Lady of Loreto is celebrated in the town of Għajnsielem in Gozo. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Go …

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FEAST OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW

Traditional religious festivity

30/08/2015

Ħal Għargħur – Malta

The Feast of St. Bartholomew is celebrated in the town of Għargħur in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, c …

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FEAST OF ST. DOMINIC

Traditional religious festivity

30/08/2015

Vittoriosa (Birgu) – Malta

The Feast of St. Dominic is celebrated in the town of Vittoriosa in Malta Visit the website:  www.stdominic-vittoriosa.com

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FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH

Traditional religious festivity

30/08/2015

Manikata – Malta

The Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated in the town of Manikata in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

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FEAST OF ST. JULIAN

Traditional religious festivity

30/08/2015

St. Julian’s – Malta

The Feast of St. Julian is celebrated in the town of St. Julian’s in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, cl …

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FEAST OF ST. PAUL

Traditional religious festivity

30/08/2015

Ħal Safi – Malta

The Feast of St. Paul is celebrated in the town of Safi in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

FEAST OF ST. GREGORY

Traditional religious festivity

06/09/2015

Tas-Sliema – Malta

The Feast of St. Gregory is celebrated in the town of Sliema in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.  …

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FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

08/09/2015

Mellieħa – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of the Nativity is celebrated in the town of Mellieħa in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, cl …

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FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

08/09/2015

Senglea (L-Isla) – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of the Nativity is celebrated in the town of Senglea in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, cli …

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FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

08/09/2015

Xagħra – Gozo

The Feast of Our Lady of the Nativity is celebrated in the village of Xagħra in Gozo. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta an …

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FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

Traditional religious festivity

08/09/2015

Naxxar – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of the Nativity is celebrated in the town of Naxxar in Malta.For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

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FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GRACES

Traditional religious festivity

13/09/2015

Ħaż-Żabbar – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of the Graces is celebrated in the town of Żabbar in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Go …

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FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

Traditional religious festivity

04/10/2015

Gudja – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated in the villages of Gudja in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo …

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FEAST OF ST. MARTIN

Traditional religious festivity

17/11/2015

Baħrija – Malta

The Feast of St. Martin is celebrated in the village of Baħrija in Malta. For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click her …

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FEAST OF OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION

Traditional religious festivity

25/11/2015

Gudja – Malta

The Feast of Our Lady of Consolation is celebrated in the town of Gudja in Malta.For more on Religious Feasts in Malta and Gozo, click here.

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Traditional religious festivity

08/12/2015

Cospicua (Bormla) – Malta

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated in the town of Cospicua in Malta.  This day is a public holiday. For more on Religi …

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