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Carnival In Malta

Programmes for 2017. Things To Do In February
During Carnival Around Malta

Carnival in Malta brings you details of the carnival activities for three main locations on our islands.

Take the opportunity to enjoy these occasions with your family especially with children.

The local carnival history dates back since the Knights of St. John came to our islands and they are so much loved by the Maltese.

Carnival In Malta Programme In Valletta

Thursday 23rd February:

17:30 - Official hoisting of the Carnival flag and the carnival bandu which is the traditional official opening of the carnival celebrations by the Grandmaster held at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta

Friday  24th February:

17:30 - Dancing competitions in costumes incorporated with a Gran Defile led by the King Carnival triumphal float, followed by  Triumphal Floats, Satiric Floats and Dancing Company Section A Floats. (Tickets at €5)

Saturday 25th February:

09:30 - Children’s Carnival  at St.Georges Square, Valletta (Tickets at €5) 

15:30 - Dance Competition at St.Georges Square, Valletta followed by a Grand defile performance. (Tickets at €10)

19:00 - Hilarious Carnival including the traditional Qarċilla, street theatre performance ‘B’Tal-Linja Jaqbillek Żgur’ and a lot more at St George’s Square, Valletta.

Sunday 26th February:

09:30 - Carnival Band Parade in High Street, Hamrun.

13:00 - Carnival Floats Parade at Castille Place, Valletta. The parade will proceed along Merchant’s Street to St George’s Square and then along Republic Street.

14:30 - Special Sunday afternoon Carnival Grand Show at St George’s Square, Valletta (Tickets at €12)

20:30 - Triq it-Taraġ at DuwiBalli, Valletta

Monday 16th February:

10:00 -  Dance School’s Carnival Parade followed by a dance show at St George’s Square, Valletta

10:00 -  Triq it-Taraġ at DuwiBalli, Valletta

16:00 - The last night of the dancing competitions in costumes sections C B and A followed by the Grand Defile including all triumphal floats, companies in costume and floats, grotesque masks and satirical floats. (tickets at €7)

Tuesday 17th February:

10:00 - Carnival Parade during the morning with the participation of  various dancing schools and isolated masks.

18:00 - Carnival in Malta Grand Finale along St Anne Street, Floriana with the participation of all  the carnival floats of this year’s Carnival.

Carnival Booklet can be downloaded by clicking here

Gozo Carnival Programme

Sunday 19th February:

12:00 - Organised Carnival at Nadur village square.

Wednesday  22nd February:

17:30 - Children’s carnival at Għarb village square.

Friday 24th February:

19:30 - Gozo Regional carnival at Independence Square, Victoria.

Spontaneous Carnival at December 13th Street, Nadur after sunset.

19:00 - Organised Carnival at San Lawrenz.

19:30 - Organised Carnival at St Joseph Square, Qala.

Saturday 25th February:

09:30 - Gozo Regional Carnival at Independence Square, Victoria.

18:00 - Gozo Regional Carnival at Republic Street and Fortunato Mizzi Street, Victoria.

19:00 - Traditional Carnival at Nażżarenu, Xagħra at 19:00.

Spontaneous Carnival at December 13th Street, Nadur after sunset.

Sunday 26th February:

09:30 - Organised Carnival at Xewkija village square.

10:00 - Organised Carnival at Victory Square, Xagħra.

12:00 - Organised Carnival at Żebbug Village Square.

14:30 - Gozo Regional Carnival at Republic Street and Fortunato Mizzi Street, Victoria.

Spontaneous Carnival – December 13th Street, Nadur – After sunset.

Monday 27th February:

18:30 - Organised Carnival at Sannat Village Square.

19:30 - Gozo Regional Carnival at Republic Street and Fortunato Mizzi Street, Victoria.

Spontaneous Carnival at December 13th Street, Nadur after sunset.

Tuesday 28th February:

18:00 - Gozo Regional Carnival at Republic Street and Fortunato Mizzi Street, Victoria.

Spontaneous Carnival at December 13th Street, Nadur after sunset.

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