Feasts In Malta

Village Names, Feast Name and Month – Best Insiders tips.

Page updated on 21st March 2019

All feasts in Malta are very popular. You find religious feasts in every village and town both in Malta and Gozo. The history of religion and traditions is very strong among the local population.

The most popular months of the feast days are May to September due to better weather conditions where every weekend there are several feasts at one go.

This page brings you all the villages and churches in Malta with their names, the feast name and the month in which they occur. This list is based on the Village Feasts of 2019 since there are various villages that change dates of their feast day.

See the complete dates for 2019 Malta Village Feasts

Most of the villages are a parish and this is not included in each village description. Those that have a different title name are all included in the list.

If you intend to visit Malta for a holiday this page will help you choose the locations where to go for a village feast. Maltese culture is part of these Maltese feasts. You will be amazed and will want to see more. Do not miss the local fireworks displays.

It is to be said that a few feasts are celebrated without any external festivities. It is good to ask before you decide to go. We indicated those which we know about.

The sources to prepare this information is limited and with the variety of information within makes it difficult to have everything correct. We will be pleased to receive your comments to improve the page. To contact us click here.

Malta Villages
Malta Villages

Ħ'Attard - Feast of the Assumption of Mary - August

Il-Baħrija - St. Martin of Tours - November

Ħal Balzan - The Assumption - July

Il-Balluta - Our Lady of Mount Carmel - July

Il-Birgu / Vittoriosa - Collegiate Parish of St. Lawrence - Feast of St. Laurence - August

Il-Birgu / Vittoriosa - Collegiate Parish of St. Lawrence - Feast of St. Domnic - August

Birkirkara - St. Joseph the Worker - May

Feasts in Malta with colourful external decorations in Zejtun

Birkirkara - Collegiate Basilica Parish of St. Helen - Feast: St. Helen - August

Birkirkara - Assumption of Mary - August

Birżebbuġia - St. Peter in Chains - August

Bormla / Cospicua - Collegiate Parish of the Immaculate Conception - December

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Qawra (Buġibba) - Parish dedicated to the Immaculate Conception - Feast: St. Massimiljanu Kolbe - August

Burmarrad - Sacred Heart of Mary - June

Ħad-Dingli - The Assumption of Our Lady - August

Il-Fgura - Our Lady of Mount Carmel - July

Il-Furjana - St. Publius - May

Fleur-De-Lys - Our Lady of Mount Carmel - July

Ħal Għaxaq - St. Joseph - June

Ħal Għaxaq - The Assumption of Our Lady - August

Ħal-Għargħur - St. Bartholomew the Appostle - August

San Ġiljan - St. Julians - August

Il-Gudja - The Assumption of Our Lady - August

Il-Gudja - Our Lady of Rosary - October

Il-Gudja - Our Lady of Girdle - October

San Ġwann - Our Lady of Lourdes - August

Gwardamanġa - Our Lady of Fatima - June

Il-Gżira - Our Lady of Mount Carmel - July

Il-Ħamrun - Feast of the Immaculate Conception - July

Il-Ħamrun - St. Gaetan - August

L'Ibraġ - Immaculate Conception - December

L-Iklin - Holy Family - January

L-Imdina (Citta' Notabile) - Metropolitan Cathedral Parish - Conversion of St. Paul - January

L-Imdina (Citta' Notabile) - Metropolitan Cathedral Parish - St. Peter and St. Paul - June

L-Imġarr - The Assumption of Our Lady - August

L-Imqabba - Our Lady of the Lily - June

L-Imqabba - The Assumption of Our Lady - August

L-Imtarfa - St. Lucy - December

L-Imsida - St. Joseph - July

L-Isla / Senglea - Nativity of Mary - September

Il-Kalkara - St. Joseph - July

Ħal Kirkop - St. Leonard of Abbot - August

Ħal Kirkop - St. Joseph - July

Ħal Lija - Transfiguration of Jesus - August

Santa Luċija - St. Pius X - August

Ħal Luqa - St. Andrew - July

Il-Manikata - St. Joseph - August

Wied il-Għajn/Marsaskala - St. Anne - July

The village of Zebbug preparing for the fireworks display in the main square

Il-Marsa - Holy Trinity - June

Il-Marsa - Mary Queen of Heaven - August

Marsaxlokk - Our Lady of Pompeii - August

Il-Mellieħa - Nativity of Our Lady - September

Il-Mosta - The Assumption of Our Lady - August

In-Naxxar - Nativity of Mary - September

San Pawl il-Baħar/St. Paul's Bay - Our Lady of Sorrows - July

Raħal Ġdid/Paola - Christ the King - July

Raħal Ġdid/Paola - Our Lady of Lourdes - August

Pembroke - Resurection of Jesus - April

Il-Qawra - St. Francis of Assisi - September

Ħal Qormi - St. George - June

Ħal Qormi - St. Sebastian - July

Il-Qrendi - The Assumption of Our Lady - August

Il-Qrendi - Our Lady of Lourdes - June

Ir-Rabat - Collegiate Parish of St. Paul - Feast of St. Joseph - March

Ir-Rabat - Collegiate Parish of St. Paul - St. Paul - June

Ir-Rabat - Collegiate Parish of St. Paul - Christ the Saviour - June

Ħal Safi - Conversion of St. Paul - August

Is-Siġġiewi - St. Nicholas - June

Tas-Sliema - Jesus of Nazareth - March

Tas-Sliema - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart - July

Tas-Sliema - Our Lady, Star of the Sea - August

Tas-Sliema - St. Gregory - September

Is-Swatar - St. George Preca - May

Ħal Tarxien - Our Lady of Holy Doctrine - July

Ħal Tarxien - The Annunciation - June

Il-Belt Valletta - St. John Co-Cathedral - St. John the Baptist - June

Il-Belt Valletta - Shipwreck of St. Paul - February

Il-Belt Valletta - Parish of St. Augustine - Feast of Our Lady of the Girdle - September

Il-Belt Valletta - Basilica - Our Lady of Mount Carmel - July

Il-Belt Valletta - Basilica Parish - St. Dominic - August

Santa Venera - St. Venera - July

Ta' Xbiex - St. John of the Cross - November

Ħaż-Żabbar - Our Lady of Graces - September

Ħaż-Żebbuġ - St. Philip of Agira - June

Ħaż-Żebbuġ - St. Philip of Agira - Feast of St. Joseph - July

Ħaż-Żebbuġ - Church of Ħal Muxi - The Assumption of Our Lady - August

Ħaż-Żebbieħ - St. Anne - May

Iż-Żejtun - St. Catherine of Alexandria - June

Zejtun villagers celebrating the feast of St. Catherine in June

Iż-Żurrieq - St. Catherine of Alexandria - July

Iż-Żurrieq - Our Lady of Mount Carmel - September

Comino
Comino

- Chapel - Assumption of Our Lady - August

Gozo Villages
Gozo Villages

Il-Fontana - Sacred Heart of Jesus - June

Għajnsielem - Our Lady of Loreto - September

L-Għarb - Visitation of the Virgin Mary - July

L-Għasri - Basilica - Our Lady of Ta' Pinu - June

Ta' Kerċem - Our Lady of Perpetual Help - July

Ta' Kerċem - St. Lucy - December

Ta' Kerċem - St. Gregory the Great - March

San Lawrenz - Feast of St. Lawrence - August

Il-Munxar - St. Paul's Shipwreck - May

In-Nadur - Collegiate Basilica Parish - St. Peter & St. Paul - June

Il-Qala - Church dedicated to the Immaculate Conception - Feast of St. Joseph - August

Il-Qala - Church dedicated to the Immaculate Conception - Immaculate Conception - December

Santa Luċia - Feast of St. Lucy - December

Ta' Sannat - St. Margaret - July

Colourful decorations at Birgu feast

Victoria, Rabat - Collegiate Basilica Parish - St. George - July

Victoria, Rabat - Cathedral of the Assumption (Cittadella) - The Assumption of Our Lady - August

Victoria, Rabat - Immaculate Conception - December

Ix-Xagħra - Collegiate Basilica Parish - The Nativity of Mary - September

Ix-Xewkija - St. Joseph the Baptist - June

Ħaż-Żebbuġ - The Assumption of Our Lady - August

Parish

Most villages in Malta have their own parish church, which is run by pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish priest and help by more curates. 

Basilica

Basilica is a grand name given to a church with its riches and treasures, and important historical values, and the place of worship.  A basilica stands out as one of the prestigious centre of active and pastoral liturgy.  The designation as a basilica shows a special link with the pope.

Collegiate

A collegiate as they say or another word for it is similar to a cathedral.  This church is a daily office of worship run by doctrine belief.

Cathedral

A Cathedral which is found in every district in the world is the chief church.  It is a Christian church and accommodates the seat of a bishop, which serves as the central church.

Co-Cathedral

A co-cathedral is a cathedral church and shares the duties of being a bishop’s seat. Usually found in another city.

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