New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Christmas holidays (end) -
Thursday January 6, 2022
School holidays : Www.mut.org.mt
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Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Number of teaching days: 170
Usually no school on Saturday
Dates confirmed till July 2022
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Arbor Day -
Saturday January 15, 2022
Shipwreckage of Saint Paul -
Thursday February 10, 2022
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 -
Monday February 14, 2022
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) -
Friday February 25, 2022
School holidays :
Carnival holiday (end) -
Wednesday March 2, 2022
School holidays :
Malta Marathon -
Sunday March 6, 2022
Sports events : Www.maltamarathon.com/ 2022 edition confirmed
St Joseph's Day -
Saturday March 19, 2022
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 -
Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times
Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien) -
Thursday March 31, 2022
Secular holiday : Malta declared independence from the British in September 1964, ending a rule of 164 years (previous to that, France ruled Malta
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.
Saint Nicholas -
Tuesday December 6, 2022
cards/flowers : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.
Immaculate Conception -
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 -
Monday December 13, 2021
Secular holiday : Ten years after gaining independence Malta opted out of the Commonwealth and decided to become a republic (1974).
Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 17, 2021
School holidays :
Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021
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.