Holidays in January
1st - New Year's Day
Like all other parts of the world, the Maltese Island also celebrates the New Year’s Day on January 1 every year to welcome the new Solar calendar. The day is declared as a public holiday by the Maltese government and banks, schools and public offices remain closed.
Holidays in February
10th - Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck
St. Paul’s Shipwreck is celebrated on February 10 every year to commemorate Apostle Paul, the most powerful early Christian missionary.
Holidays in March
19th - Feast of St. Joseph
This feast is celebrated annually on March 19. It is a public holiday under the Laws of Malta.
31st - Freedom Day
Freedom Day is observed on March 31 every year to celebrate the anniversary of the withdrawal of British army and navy from the Island (in 1979). Freedom Day is a national holiday under the National Holidays and Other Public Holidays Act of the Laws of Malta.
Holidays in April
Friday preceding Easter Sunday - Good Friday
The Christian community of Malta observes Good Friday on the Friday proceeding the Easter Sunday to honour the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvary. Since it is linked with Easter, Good Friday is a movable feast that is observed on any Friday between March 22 to April 25.
Holidays in May
1st - Workers' Day
Like all other countries in the world, the Maltese Island also observes Worker’s/ Labour’s Day on May 1 every year, to praise achievements of the labour movement.
Holidays in June
7th - Sette Giugno
It is observed on the 7th of June every year and is declared as the national holiday across the Maltese Island.
29th - Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
This feast is celebrated on June 29 every year.
Holidays in August
15th - Feast of the Assumption
Like all other Roman Catholic states, the Maltese Island also observes the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady on August 15.
Holidays in September
8th - Victory Day
Victory Day or the Feast of Our Lady of Victories is celebrated on September 8 every year to commemorate the victory of the Great Siege against the Turks by the Knights of St. John in 1565. Victory Day makes the third of the total five national holidays in Malta.
21st - Independence Day
September 21 is celebrated as the Independence Day in Malta and is also a national holiday.
Holidays in December
8th - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
This feast is observed annually on December 8.
13th - Republic Day
Republic Day is the last national holiday observed across the Maltese Island, on December 13 every year.
25th Christmas Day
Like all other parts of the world, people of Malta also observe Christmas Day on December 25, to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.