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Valletta Harbour Fireworks

Posted by in Blog,History,Towns | April 30, 2012

The Malta International Fireworks Festival is an annual event organised by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority.

The Grand Harbour provides the perfect setting for this spectacular event, which takes place on April 29th and 30th. The festival includes fireworks displays designed by foreign pyrotechnic companies as well as some of the best local fireworks factories.

Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the spectacle free of charge. The best locations for viewing the displays are Ta’ Liesse / Barriera Wharf, Valletta.

The festival also serves to commemorate Malta’s accession into the European Union that took place on 1st May 2004.

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Easter in Malta

Posted by in Blog,History,Religious | April 12, 2012

As the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter are of a religious character, people flock to Mass in big numbers to commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Christ.

Holy Week commences on the Friday preceding Good Friday, when the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows is carried in a procession through the streets of Valletta and many other towns and villages. During this time, the Maltese flock to the churches in great numbers. On Maundy Thursday, the ‘seven visits’ take place, which are the visits to seven different churches, to pay homage to the Altars of Repose.

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Valletta

Posted by in Blog,History,Towns | March 25, 2012

Valletta, Malta’s capital and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago. Throughout the years, Valletta has welcomed emperors, heads of state, artists and poets and is now the permanent seat of the Maltese government.

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