Malta Village Feasts 2020

How to Find All Upcoming Feasts for 2020

Date Last Updated: 2nd July 2020

Malta Village Feasts 2020 offers you a complete guide for Malta and Gozo feasts.

If you live in Malta and love Maltese culture, here is your calendar to help you plan your local village feast visits.ayout="in-article" data-ad-format="fluid" data-ad-client="ca-pub-2339641363807067" data-ad-slot="8496624660"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script>

The feast is not only during the day mentioned in this page but all towns and villages have a program of activities for five days before the final feast day.

A detailed program is usually found on the village parish and band club websites.:center;" data-ad-l

latest update regarding village feasts - 02/07/2020

2nd july 2020

A small update has been done on some feasts.

1st july 2020

The Malta Village Feasts calendar has been updated from 1st July 2020. The feast with a NEW date will be marked in red.

The feasts crossed out, either mean that they will not be held or the date has been changed. If the date was changed there will be written in which month the feast is going to be held.

24th june 2020

As from 1st July 2020 all planned Malta village feasts up to 31st December 2020 are going to be held. Previous feasts that have been cancelled will find an alternative date. The Archdiocese of Malta states that the village feast must only be celebrated on the feast day or the following Sunday both morning or evening. The feast will have the celebration of mass and a pilgrimage procession with prayers and thanksgiving with the patron saint statue of the village.

Official tours are organized all year round to visit the Malta village feasts on the days announced in this page. See details of tours. Contact your hotel reception or brochures which you can find in many tourist shops.

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If you have the time you can also visit the respective location before the feast day and acquire the details from the parish and the clubs.

Malta Village Feasts: Click to go down to a specific month

Malta Village Feasts: Click to go down to a specific month

Click here to find all the Maltese Village Feasts names and months according to village name.

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Malta Feasts Calendar for January

  • 25th - The Holy Family, Iklin
  • 26th - Conversion of St Paul, Mdina
January Activities

Feasts in Malta 2020 for February

  • 10th - St. Paul's Shipwreck, Valletta
February Activities

Festi Malta for March

  • 8th - St. Gregory the Great, Kercem
  • 13th - Jesus of Nazareth, Sliema
  • 19th - St. Joseph, Rabat - Public Holiday
March Activities

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Malta Village Feasts 2020 April

  • 3rd - Our Lady of Sorrows - Processions held in almost all villages and towns in Malta and Gozo
  • 5th - Palm Sunday - Morning short processions in most of the villages
  • 10th - Good Friday
  • 12th - Easter Sunday
  • 26th - St. Publiju, Floriana
April Activities

List of Local Feasts for May

  • 1st - St. Joseph the Worker, Birkirkara - Public Holiday (Moved to July)
  • 9th - St. George Preca, Swatar
  • 24th - St. Paul's Shipwreck, Munxar Gozo
  • 24th - The Annunciation, Tarxien (Moved to September)
  • 31st - St Anthony of Padua, Għajnsielem, Gozo 
May Activities
The famous Mosta Dome in Malta lit up together with many people have a fun time

Calendar of Feasts in Malta for June

  • 7th - St. Joseph, Hal Ghaxaq
  • 7th - Christ the Saviour in the Eucharist, Ghasri Gozo
  • 7th - Holy Trinity, Marsa
  • 7th - Our Lady of Fatima, Gwardamangia
  • 14th - St. Philip of Agira, Haz-Zebbug (Moved to August)
  • 14th - Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fontana Gozo
  • 21st - Christ the Saviour in the Eucharist, Rabat
  • 21st - St.John the Baptist, Xewkija
  • 21st - Our Lady of Lily, Mqabba (Moved to August)
  • 21st - St. Catherine, Zejtun
  • 28th - St George, Hal Qormi
  • 28th - St. Nicholas, Siggiewi
  • 28th - Immaculate Heart of Mary, Burmarrad (Moved to August)
  • 28th - Our Lady of Lourdes, Qrendi
  • 29th - St. Peter and St. Paul, Mdina & Nadur

The 29th June is a public holiday.

June Activities

Festa Malta Dates for July

Dates marked in red indicated the new date of that particular feast

  • 5th - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fleur-De-Lys
  • 5th - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Sacro Cuor Parish, Sliema (Moved to September)
  • 5th - St. Andrew, Hal Luqa
  • 5th - St. Paul, Rabat
  • 5th - Immaculate Conception, Hamrun
  • 5th - The Visitation of Our Lady, Gharb
  • 12th - St. Joseph, Kirkop
  • 12th - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Gzira
  • 12th - The Annunciation, Balzan
  • 12th - Our Lady of Relief (Sokkors), Kercem, Gozo
  • 12th - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fgura

  • 16th - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta
  • 19th - Our Lady of Holy Doctrine, Tarxien
  • 19th - St. Joseph the Worker, Birkirkara
  • 19th - St. Joseph, Kalkara
  • 19th - St. Sebastian, Qormi
  • 19th - St George Martyr, Rabat, Gozo
  • 19th - St. Joseph, Msida
  • 19th - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Zurrieq

  • 26th - St. Margaret, Sannat, Gozo
  • 26th - St. Anne. Marsascala
  • 26th - Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Paul's Bay (Moved to September)
  • 26th - Christ the King, Paola
  • 26th - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Balluta
  • 26th - Santa Venera, Santa Venera
  • 26th - St. Joseph, Zebbug
  • 26th - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Zurrieq (Moved to 19th July)
July Activities

List of Malta and Gozo Feasts for August

Dates marked in red indicated the new date of that particular feast

  • 1st - Immaculate Heart of Mary, Burmarrad
  • 2nd- Our Lady of Pompei, Marsaxlokk (Moved to October)
  • 2nd - St. Peter in Chains, Birzebbuga
  • 2nd - Our Lady of Lourdes, San Gwann
  • 2nd - St. Joseph, Qala Gozo
  • 6th - Christ Our Saviour, Hal Lija
  • 8th - St. Dominic, Valletta
  • 9th - St. Laurence, San Lawrenz, Gozo
  • 9th - San Gaetan, Hamrun
  • 10th - St. Laurence, Birgu (Vittoriosa)
  • 15th - The Assumption of Our Lady: Mqabba | Qrendi | Mosta | Gudja | Attard | Ghaxaq | Victoria, Gozo | Birkirkara | Hal-Muxi Zebbug
  • 21st - St. Pius X, Santa Lucija (Mass only)
  • 23rd - Our Lady Star of the Sea, Stella Maris Parish, Sliema
  • 23rd - Assumption of Our Lady, Mgarr        
  • 23rd - The Assumption of Our Lady, Dingli
  • 23rd - Our Lady of Lourdes, Paola
  • 23rd - St. Helen of Constantinople, Birkirkara
  • 23rd - St. Leonard, Kirkop
  • 23rd - St. Publius, Floriana
  • 23rd - The Assumption of Our Lady, Zebbug, Gozo
  • 24th - St. Bartholomew, Gharghur
  • 29th - St. Joseph, Manikata
  • 30th - Maria Regina, Marsa
  • 30th - Conversion of St. Paul, Hal Safi
  • 30th - St. Julian, St. Julian's
  • 30th - Our Lady of Lily, Mqabba
  • 30th - St. Dominic, Birgu (Vittoriosa)
  • 30th - St. Philip of Agira, Haz-Zebbug
  • 30th - Our Lady of Loreto - Ghajnsielem, Gozo
August Activities
People gathered around for Hal Tarxien Malta village feast

Malta Festa Dates for September

Dates marked in red indicated the new date of that particular feast

  • 6th - St. Catherine, Zurrieq
  • 6th - St. Gregory the Great, Sliema
  • 6th - San Gorg, Qormi
  • 6th - St. Francis of Assisi, Qawra (Mass Only)
  • 6th - The Annunciation, Tarxien
  • 8th - The Nativity of Our Lady (National Holiday): Naxxar | Mellieha | Isla (Senglea) | Xaghra, Gozo
  • 12th - St. Catherine, Zejtun
  • 13th - Our Lady of Graces, Zabbar
  • 14th - A special pilgrimage by the diocese and Archbishop of Malta, Valletta
  • 15th - Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Paul's Bay
  • 21st - St. Paul, Rabat
  • 27th - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Sacro Cuor Parish, Sliema
  • 27th - Our Lady of Mellieha, Mellieha
  • 20th - St. Augustine, Valletta, Santu Wistin Parish
September Activities

List of Village Feasts Malta for October

Dates marked in red indicated the new date of that particular feast

  • 4th - Our Lady of Pompeii, Marsaxlokk
  • 13th - Our Lady of Fatima, Gwardamanga
  • 25th - Our Lady of Consolation, Gudja
  • 3rd - Our Lady of the Girdle, Santu Wistin Valletta
  • 4th - Our Lady of the Rosary, Gudja
October Activities

Festi Malta For November 2020

  • 17th - St. John of the Cross, Ta'Xbiex
November Activities

December Fiesta Malta 2020

  • 8th - Immaculate Conception, Bormla (Cospicua) - Public Holiday
  • 13th - St. Lucy, Mtarfa (Mass Only) - National Holiday

  For Christmas and New Year's dates click here

December Activities

The publications of Malta village feasts are from the Archdiocese of Malta.

4 Clues Before Going to a Malta Village Feast 2020

  1. The main roads and squares of the village will be closed for traffic during most of the day. If you intend to go, by car, traffic is not permitted through those areas.

  2. As many people attend the feasts, pick-pocketing is at a higher risk. If you are taking a camera make sure you strap it well round your neck. If you carrying any wallets and mobile phones, make sure they are safe in your pockets.

  3. If your accommodation is near a village that has a feast during the time of your stay, expect to hear firework explosions from early in the morning. Calendar is down below to know if there will be a feast during your stay.

  4. Since most of the villages will have fireworks displays you must keep distance from them especially the pyrotechnic displays . Most of the time the air fireworks are fired from the outskirts of the village.
Kalkara Malta church decorated and lit up at night on the night of the feast day

Common Questions People Ask

What is the best way to get to a feast?

  • The best way would be by bus as you will have no hassle to find parking. You will need to plan early. If you own or are renting a car we suggest that you do not leave late as many roads leading to the village will be closed and parking will be more difficult.

When is the best time to go to a village feast?

  • Well... the best time is always during summer, mostly during the peak months of June to August.

Do many Maltese people attend the feasts?

  • Yes, lots of Maltese attend the feasts, especially if one of their patron saints is celebrating their feast.

What do I find in a village feast?

  • First of all you will find the main village streets decorated with pavilions and lights. Their parish church will be fully decorated from the inside and outside. You will also see fireworks especially the main feasts. On the day of the feast which is generally on a Sunday, most of the parishes will have a procession.

Quick links to Malta public holidays 2019 - 2022

If the photos on here aren't enough we have a page with more photos, have a look at some village feasts photos

Malta village feasts 2020 at your fingertips. It is amazing how many foreigners look at the details of this page wishing to participate in the local religious cultural feasts.

The word feast is pronounced very similar in other languages: Festas, Fest, Feste, Festi. All this shows the willingness of people of different cultures to participate in such activities.

We would appreciate if you observe any feast that is not in the right date or any missing feast. Please write to us so that we will include it.

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