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Malta : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    banks remain open on Saturday - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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    Tuesday December 13, 2022Republic DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday December 22, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holidays (end)School holidays
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    Sunday January 15, 2023Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday February 10, 2023Shipwreckage of Saint PaulSecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday February 17, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday February 26, 2023Malta MarathonSports events
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    Sunday March 19, 2023St Joseph's DayCatholic
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday April 4, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday April 17, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday June 7, 2023Commemoration of the June 7th 1919 uprisingSecular holiday
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday June 23, 2023International Fair of MaltaTradeshows
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    Thursday June 29, 2023St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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    Immaculate Conception

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    Thursday December 8, 2022
    Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Republic Day

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    Tuesday December 13, 2022
    Secular holiday : Ten years after gaining independence Malta opted out of the Commonwealth and decided to become a republic (1974).

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday December 22, 2022
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Banks are closed

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Banks only :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holidays (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Www.mut.org.mt
    calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
    study programs are not aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): 465
    Languages: Maltese & English
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Number of teaching days: 170
    Usually no school on Saturday
    Uniform required

    Dates confirmed till Aug 2023

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    Arbor Day

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    Sunday January 15, 2023
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    Shipwreckage of Saint Paul

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    Friday February 10, 2023
    Secular holiday : In the year 60 AD, an event took place that is comprehensively described in the New Testament: the shipwreck of the apostle Paul. According to the legend this shipwreck took place at St Paul's Bay. Saint Paul stayed in Malta for three months and performed a number of miracles, like the healing of the father of Publius, the Roman governor. St. Paul converted the Maltese to christianity.

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
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    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
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    Malta Marathon

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    Sunday February 26, 2023
    Sports events : Www.maltamarathon.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    St Joseph's Day

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    Catholic : Known as Jum San Ġużepp, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is the foster-father of Jesus Christ. It has the rank of a solemnity in the Roman Catholic Church. [Wikipedia]

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    Secular holiday : Malta declared independence from the British in September 1964, ending a rule of 164 years (previous to that, France ruled Malta 1798-1800). Then, Malta became a Republic in 1974. Jum il-Helsien means Freedom Day and marks the day when all foreign forces left the island. Until that day, the British still used Malta as a naval and army base. This was quickly followed by the announcement of neutrality.

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday April 4, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Banks are closed

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Banks only :

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Jum ill-Haddiem

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Commemoration of the June 7th 1919 uprising

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    Wednesday June 7, 2023
    Secular holiday : Commemorates events which occured in 1919, when after British authorities raised the price of bread, riots ensued. During the riots, British troops fired into the crowds, killing four: Ġużeppi Bajjada, Manwel Attard, Wenzu Dyer and Karmenu Abela. They are today remembered by a monument to their honour in the square outside the Presidential Palace in Valletta. Also on the same day, the National Assembly was formed, and self-government was demanded Wikipedia

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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    International Fair of Malta

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    Friday June 23, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.mfcc.com.mt/venue lasts 2 weeks - in La Valette 2023 edition confirmed

    St Peter & St Paul

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Catholic : Or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary either of their death or of the translation of their relics.