Sunday April 1, 2018
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday
Banks are closed -
Monday April 2, 2018
Banks only :
Easter holiday (end) -
Thursday April 5, 2018
School holidays :
Labour Day -
Wednesday May 1, 2019
Secular holiday : Jum ill-Haddiem
Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018
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
Royal wedding -
Friday May 18, 2018
Special Events :
Commemoration of the June 7th 1919 uprising -
Friday June 7, 2019
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
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018
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]
Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018
Summer holiday (beginning) -
Thursday June 28, 2018
School holidays :
International Fair of Malta -
Friday June 29, 2018
Tradeshows : Lasts 2 weeks - in La Valette
http://www.mfcc.com.mt/venue We carry the 2018 confirmed calendar
Contact email@example.com to get the calendar for this event or one file containing confirmed calendars of most international WW tradeshows.
St Peter & St Paul -
Saturday June 29, 2019
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.
Wednesday August 15, 2018
Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.
Nativity of Our Lady - Victory in the Second World War -
Saturday September 8, 2018
Secular holiday : September 8 recalls some of the most important historic events from the history of the Maltese Islands. The main celebration, apart from the religious feast celebrated in Mellieha, Naxxar, Senglea, and in Xaghra, Gozo, is the commemoration of the victory of the Knights of St John and the Maltese in the Great Siege over the Ottoman Turks in 1565 . In fact, a commemorative ceremony is still held annually in Valletta, by the Great Siege Monument in front of the Courts.
Summer holiday (end) -
Monday September 17, 2018
School holidays :
Independence Day -
Friday September 21, 2018
Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1964
Malta Air Show -
Saturday September 22, 2018
Tradeshows : Lasts two days
http://www.maltairshow.com updated September 23
Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday October 28, 2018
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times