openPR Logo
Press release

Malta in March

03-03-2016 04:40 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Malta SIR

Although the beautiful weather happens year-round in Malta, each month of the year reserves special surprises and events to be experienced differently. March in Malta is a special month to be in the Maltese Islands and immerse yourself in the island’s cultural and historical heritage, mainly associated with its long-standing religious traditions and pre-historic ties – it is the month of rebirth brought along by spring and resurrection as everyone looks forward to Easter. Easter Sunday is greatly celebrated by the islanders, with various significant events leading up to the day taking place throughout the preceding weeks.

Feast of St. Joseph in Rabat

Officially celebrated on the 19th of March, which is also a Public Holiday. Celebratory religious and traditional events are held in the town of Rabat. The charming character of this old town along with all the activities associated with a traditional Maltese feast – ‘festa’ – make Rabat especially worth a visit on this day. Traditional foods, fireworks, music and a pleasant atmosphere characterised by the boisterous locals that gather in the village core are to be expected.

In order to welcome spring, Heritage Malta each year organises the Spring Equinox at Mnajdra Temples. The magical setting of these temples looking out towards the sea along with their systematic structure and remarkable orientations make this event worth attending. The activity is open to a limited number of attendees who gather at the Temples before sunrise and delve into the myth and mystery of these pre-historic structures.

The last few days in the run-up to Easter Sunday are in themselves a celebration that leads up to the long-awaited day. Throughout this week, various traditional processions in several Maltese towns and villages are held, where the passion of the Christ is re-enacted and revived through the processions in which the participants dress up as Biblical characters.

Good Friday Procession
Several Good Friday processions take place around Maltese towns and villages, in which the participants dress up as Biblical characters. Photo:
Numerous exhibitions around the island are also held by artisans and craftsmen that skillfully create elaborate statuettes depicting significant events from the Bible. These exhibitions truly deserve to be visited an appreciated as they demonstrate remarkable craftsmanship and artistic talent. In addition, Easter pageants organised by several local groups are held and widely attended locally – combining dramatic and musical talent to create an original and stirring representation of the Biblical events.

Easter Sunday

Following 40 days of Lent and the sombriety of Good Friday, Easter Sunday is celebrated with much ardour. As tradition has it, ‘figolli’ – the traditional Easter treat made out of pastry with a sweet almond filling and cut out in symbolic shapes, are eaten today to break the fasting and celebrate Christ’s resurrection. The island seems to be in a happier and festive mood and the statue of the Risen Christ is carried around several towns and villages as a commemoration of Christ’s triumph over death.

Easter Procession in Bormla
The mood on Easter Sunday is festive, breaking the sombriety and fast of Lent. Photo:
Freedom Day

Celebrated on the 31st of March, this day, also a public holiday, marks the anniversary of the withdrawal of British troops and the Royal Navy from Malta in 1979. On this day, it is a good idea to head to the Grand Harbour in Valletta and watch the Regatta – a traditional rowing event in which rowing teams from various harbour towns and villages in Malta participate in this race and contend against each other for the trophy. The vibrant atmosphere created by the competition against the remarkable beauty of the Grand Harbour makes this event one that should not be missed. You may even want to take some leftover figolla to snack on while standing and cheering in the early spring sun. Day made.

Valletta Grand Harbour
Magnificent view over the Grand Harbour, where the annual Regatta takes place.
For more information, kindly direct your request to

About Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

Malta Sotheby’s International Realty aims to serve the high-end residential and commercial real estate market, representing lifestyle properties of exceptional quality and unique characteristics. A brand that represents quality and luxury, its presence in Malta serves international clients looking for high-end real estate investment in Malta and Gozo, and local clients seeking real estate investment opportunities worldwide through our international network. Services include: Residential Sales & Letting, Commercial Sales & Letting, Property Management and Relocation & Residency.

Tower Road, Sliema 1602 Malta

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Malta in March here

News-ID: 325086 • Views: 933

More Releases for Easter

Injured Gadgets Launches Easter Sale !!
Injured Gadgets is the largest wholesale distributor for cell phone, tablet, game console, and MacBook repair parts. All the products offered by Injured Gadgets are of supreme quality and at competitive prices. What sets Injured Gadgets apart from wholesale phone parts sellers is their excellent customer service, same-day shipping options, and lifetime warranty with free return labels. Injured Gadgets Launches Easter Sale Easter is one of the biggest festivals in the US. Injured
SPANNMAXXL´s Easter sale extended
German sun blind manufacturer SPANNMAXXL - part of SKIA GmbH based in Cologne – just has extended its Easter sale until April 20, 2016. That`s almost 2 weeks more of massive savings of 16% of the original price on all items. „Since we are desperately waiting for spring in almost whole Europe, we decided to extend our Easter sale offer for almost 2 weeks. Hopefully, we´ll experience some nicer and warmer
gamigo's Colorful Easter Eggs
Hamburg, March 18, 2016 – Right on time for Easter, gamigo has again prepared a rich basket full of special in-game Easter surprises and colorful Easter eggs: various events, brand-new items and countless quests are waiting to be enjoyed, collected and mastered! In Fiesta Online, the Easter bunny has hidden literally thousands of eggs. Players of the Anime MMO should prepare themselves for a very special event: the egg hunt. 2000
Easter Brunch
WHAT: This year make Tryst your Easter Sunday dining destination. Located just minutes outside of Boston in Arlington, MA, Tryst will be extending its Sunday brunch hours from 10:00AM to 3:00PM on Sunday, March 27th, 2016 to offer diners a special two course, prix fixe brunch menu on Easter Sunday.
FREE FAMILY DAY OUT! Come along to our Easter Fayre on the 19th and 20th of March and help us raise vitals funds for our patients and their families. Join us on Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20 at St John's Wood Church Gardens for a family fun day. Come along and enjoy fairground rides over 60 stalls selling delicious food, as well as clothing, jewellery, toys, books and much more. Lowers Rates on Easter is happy to announce a rate decrease for all calls to land lines in Germany. Starting today its customers can enjoy a new rate of 1.5¢ instead of 1.8¢. As Easter is near, everyone wants to spend more time with their families and friends. provides an even more affordable service so that its customers can talk more with their loved ones. One of the main goals of is