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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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    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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    Thursday July 6, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023AssumptionCatholic
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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
    School holidays :

    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
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    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
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    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 [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.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday July 6, 2023
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    Assumption

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    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.