Malta is a small island in the centre of the Mediterranean. Its position makes it the ideal destination to visit all year round. This is especially true during the summertime. Learn English and experience the Best Festivals and Events Happen in Malta during August:
Malta’s summer carnivals have become a big hit in recent years. Flamboyant dance performances and fantastic, colourful papier-mache floats will parade through the streets in two of the island’s popular coastal towns. The Summer Carnival celebrations will be held from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2019. This year’s edition will be held in Marsaskala and Buġibba.
Traditional Festivities Activities: The Gostra at St Julians festival
Gostra is a Maltese traditional sport which is featured in several festas in Malta and Gozo. The biggest and best known, however, is in St Julians on 25 August. The aim of the sport is that competitors climb up a greasy pole with the aim of grabbing a flag before splashing into the sea below.
Every year, around 60 festas are held in Malta and 20 in Gozo but the feast of Santa Marija is the biggest of them all. Sometimes multiple villages/parishes celebrate the same festa such as the Santa Maria feast is celebrated on the 15th August in seven different localities. We particularly recommend checking out the festivities in Mosta or Victoria, Gozo. More popular traditional activities to see and do during the Maltese Feasts are : Religious processions, band marches, community gathering, fireworks and traditionally sweets (and nowadays fast food).
A full list of the spectacular feast celebrations happening during August are:
- 4 August – St Peter in Chains, Birzebuggia; Our Lady of Pompei, Marsaxlokk; St Joseph, Qala Gozo; Our Lady of Lourdes, San Gwann.
- 5 August – St Dominic, Valletta;
- 6 August – Christ our Saviour, Hal Lija
- 10 August – St Laurence, Birgu (Vittoriossa)
- 11 August – St Laurence, San Lawrenze, Gozo
- 15 August – The Assumption of our Lady in the following towns: Attard, Birkirkara, Ghaxaq, Gudja, Zebbug, Mosta, Mqabba, Qrendi, Rabat Gozo.
- 18 August – The Assumption of Our Lady in Dingli and Mgarr; St Helen of Constantinople, Birkirkara; Our Lady of Lourdes, Paola; Our Lady Star of the Sea, Sliema.
- 21 August – St Pius X, Santa Lucija
- 25 August – The Assumption of Our Lady, Zebugg, Gozo; St Leonard, Kirkop; St Dominic, Birgu; St. Bartholomew, Gharghur; Maria Regina, Marsa; St Joseph, Manikata; Converstion of St Paul, Hal Safi; St Julian, St Julian
No matter your taste, you’ll find a music festival in Malta for you. So, if you’re into electronic, house or techno music, then you’ll want to time your arrival for 14-16 August when the Glitch Festival takes place in Rabat.
Unilang Summer Activities
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