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Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
Public holidays in malta
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  • 1. The Maltese ArchipelagoThe Maltese Archipelago
  • 2. GENERAL INFORMATION……GENERAL INFORMATION…… Malta , Gozo and Comino are 3 islands situatedMalta , Gozo and Comino are 3 islands situated in the middle of the mediterranean sea , exactlyin the middle of the mediterranean sea , exactly under Sicily .under Sicily . Malta is 17.5miles (28.2km) long and 8.3 milesMalta is 17.5miles (28.2km) long and 8.3 miles (13.4km) wide .(13.4km) wide . Gozo is 5 miles (8km) distant from Malta .It isGozo is 5 miles (8km) distant from Malta .It is 9miles(14.5km) long and 4.5miles(7.2km) wide.9miles(14.5km) long and 4.5miles(7.2km) wide. Comino is 1mile squared (2.5km squared )Comino is 1mile squared (2.5km squared )
  • 3. …………moremore The population is around 400,000 .The population is around 400,000 . We have a pretty hot climate , unlike otherWe have a pretty hot climate , unlike other countries , snow is never seen in Maltacountries , snow is never seen in Malta  . The. The highest temperature ever recorded in Malta ishighest temperature ever recorded in Malta is +43.8c , whilst the lowest is 1.5 c .+43.8c , whilst the lowest is 1.5 c . We are Catholics and was introduced in MaltaWe are Catholics and was introduced in Malta by Saint Paul when he was shipwrecked onby Saint Paul when he was shipwrecked on these islands around 60 after Christ .these islands around 60 after Christ . We have 2 main languages : Maltese & English .We have 2 main languages : Maltese & English .
  • 4. THE FLAGTHE FLAG The cross on theThe cross on the white part of the flagwhite part of the flag is the George Cross .is the George Cross . It was given to MaltaIt was given to Malta by King George VI forby King George VI for the “heroism showedthe “heroism showed by the Malteseby the Maltese population” when itpopulation” when it resisted German andresisted German and Italian attacks inItalian attacks in World War II.World War II.
  • 5. Some HistorySome History Man first arrived in MaltaMan first arrived in Malta around 5200BC probably fromaround 5200BC probably from nearby Sicily.nearby Sicily. Prior to 1964 when wePrior to 1964 when we obtained our independenceobtained our independence Malta was invaded and ruledMalta was invaded and ruled by various empires , including :by various empires , including : Arabs , Romans , Normans ,Arabs , Romans , Normans , French , British and others .French , British and others . Each of these civilisations leftEach of these civilisations left temples and other monumentstemples and other monuments which can be viewed evenwhich can be viewed even today as the one on the left .today as the one on the left . Interesting to know that theInteresting to know that the oldest free standing building inoldest free standing building in the World was found in Gozothe World was found in Gozo and it is still available to beand it is still available to be viewed to this day .viewed to this day .
  • 6. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN MALTAPUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN MALTA 11STST JANUARY : NEW YEAR’S DAY .JANUARY : NEW YEAR’S DAY . 1010THTH FEBRUARY : FEAST OF ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECK .FEBRUARY : FEAST OF ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECK . 1919THTH MARCH : ST JOSEPH’S DAY .MARCH : ST JOSEPH’S DAY . FRIDAY BEFORE THE EASTER – GOOD FRIDAY .FRIDAY BEFORE THE EASTER – GOOD FRIDAY . 11STST MAY : LABOUR DAY .MAY : LABOUR DAY . 29 JUNE : FEAST OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL .29 JUNE : FEAST OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL . 1515THTH AUGUST : ASSUMPTION DAY .AUGUST : ASSUMPTION DAY . 8 TH DECEMBER : IMMACULATE CONCEPTION .8 TH DECEMBER : IMMACULATE CONCEPTION . 2525THTH DECEMBER : CHRISMAS DAY .DECEMBER : CHRISMAS DAY .
  • 7. NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN MALTANATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN MALTA 3131STST MAY : FREEDOM DAY .MAY : FREEDOM DAY . 77THTH JUNE : SETTE GIUGNO .JUNE : SETTE GIUGNO . 88THTH SEPTEMBER : OUR LADY OF VICTORIES .SEPTEMBER : OUR LADY OF VICTORIES . 2121STST SEPTEMBER : INDEPENDENCE DAY .SEPTEMBER : INDEPENDENCE DAY . 1313THTH DECEMBER : REPUBLIC DAY .DECEMBER : REPUBLIC DAY .
  • 8. OTHER HOLIDAYS IN MALTAOTHER HOLIDAYS IN MALTA 11STST & 2& 2ndnd NOVEMBER : ALL SAINTS &NOVEMBER : ALL SAINTS & dead DAY .dead DAY . 2121stst November: InternationalNovember: International Children’s Day.Children’s Day. CARNIVAL (Beginning of February) .CARNIVAL (Beginning of February) . 88thth March- Women’s Day.March- Women’s Day. 88thth May- Mother’s Day.May- Mother’s Day. 2121stst June- Father’s Day.June- Father’s Day.
  • 9. INTERESTING FACTS ONINTERESTING FACTS ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYSPUBLIC HOLIDAYS
  • 10. NEW YEAR’S DAYNEW YEAR’S DAY WE CELEBRATEWE CELEBRATE THE COMING OFTHE COMING OF THE NEW YEAR .THE NEW YEAR .
  • 11. FEAST OF ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECKFEAST OF ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECK 1010THTH FEBRUARYFEBRUARY MALTA WAS UNDER ROMANMALTA WAS UNDER ROMAN CONTROL BETWEEN 218BCCONTROL BETWEEN 218BC AND 395 CE .AND 395 CE . THE SHIPWRECK OF STTHE SHIPWRECK OF ST PAUL TOOK PLACEPAUL TOOK PLACE AROUND 60AD .AROUND 60AD . ST PAUL BROUGHTST PAUL BROUGHT CATHOLICISM TO THECATHOLICISM TO THE MALTESE ISLANDS ANDMALTESE ISLANDS AND FOUNDED THE CHURCH OFFOUNDED THE CHURCH OF MALTA WHICH IS STILL OURMALTA WHICH IS STILL OUR OFFICIAL RELIGION TO THISOFFICIAL RELIGION TO THIS DATE .DATE .
  • 12. FEAST OF ST JOSEPHFEAST OF ST JOSEPH 1919THTH MARCHMARCH WE CELEBRATE THEWE CELEBRATE THE PATRON SAINT OF ALLPATRON SAINT OF ALL WORKERS ON THIS DAY .WORKERS ON THIS DAY . IN MALTA THERE ARE A LOTIN MALTA THERE ARE A LOT OF CHURCHES DEDICATEDOF CHURCHES DEDICATED TO THIS SAINT .TO THIS SAINT . MY PARISH CHURCH INMY PARISH CHURCH IN IMSIDA , WHERE I LIVE ISIMSIDA , WHERE I LIVE IS DEDICATED TO THIS SAINT .DEDICATED TO THIS SAINT .
  • 13. GOOD FRIDAYGOOD FRIDAY FRIDAY BEFORE EASTERFRIDAY BEFORE EASTER WE COMMEMORATEWE COMMEMORATE THE PASSION OFTHE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST .JESUS CHRIST . THE WEEKEND ENDSTHE WEEKEND ENDS ON EASTER SUNDAYON EASTER SUNDAY WHEN WE CELEBRATEWHEN WE CELEBRATE THE RESSURRECTIONTHE RESSURRECTION OF OUR SAVIOUROF OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST .JESUS CHRIST .
  • 14. LABOUR DAYLABOUR DAY 1ST MAY1ST MAY IT’S THE FEAST OF ALL THOSE WHO EARN AIT’S THE FEAST OF ALL THOSE WHO EARN A LIVING WORKING HARD , LIKE USLIVING WORKING HARD , LIKE US  !!!!
  • 15. FEAST OF ST PETER AND ST PAULFEAST OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL 2929THTH JUNEJUNE WE CELEBRATE THEWE CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF THESE TWOFEAST OF THESE TWO GREAT SAINTS ONGREAT SAINTS ON THIS DAY .THIS DAY .
  • 16. ASSUMPTION DAYASSUMPTION DAY 1515THTH AUGUSTAUGUST THE FEAST COMMEMORATING MARY’STHE FEAST COMMEMORATING MARY’S PASSAGE INTO HEAVENLY GLORY WITHPASSAGE INTO HEAVENLY GLORY WITH HER BODY AND SOUL UNITED .HER BODY AND SOUL UNITED . DURING THE 2DURING THE 2NDND WORLD WAR DUE TOWORLD WAR DUE TO THE FACT THAT MALTA WAS UNDERTHE FACT THAT MALTA WAS UNDER BRITISH CONTROL AND DUE TO ITSBRITISH CONTROL AND DUE TO ITS STRATEGIC POSITION IN THE MIDDLESTRATEGIC POSITION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA WEOF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA WE WERE CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED BYWERE CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED BY GERMAN AND ITALIAN NAVY . SUPPLIESGERMAN AND ITALIAN NAVY . SUPPLIES TO MALTA WERE CUT COMPLETELYTO MALTA WERE CUT COMPLETELY OUT AND MALTA WAS STARVING TOOUT AND MALTA WAS STARVING TO DEATH . BUT ON THIS DAY IN 1942 ADEATH . BUT ON THIS DAY IN 1942 A SINGLE CONVOY FULL OF SUPPLIESSINGLE CONVOY FULL OF SUPPLIES MANAGED MIRACILY TO ENTERMANAGED MIRACILY TO ENTER MALTESE PORTS THUS SAVING MALTAMALTESE PORTS THUS SAVING MALTA FROM STARVATION AND CAPITULATINGFROM STARVATION AND CAPITULATING TO NAZI GERMANY . THE MALTESETO NAZI GERMANY . THE MALTESE WERE SURE THAT THIS MIRACLE WASWERE SURE THAT THIS MIRACLE WAS DUE TO MARY’S INTERVENTION .DUE TO MARY’S INTERVENTION .
  • 17. IMMACULATE CONCEPTIONIMMACULATE CONCEPTION 88THTH DECEMBERDECEMBER COMMEMORATINGCOMMEMORATING THE CONCEPTIONTHE CONCEPTION OF MARY , THEOF MARY , THE MOTHER OF JESUSMOTHER OF JESUS WITHOUT ANYWITHOUT ANY STAIN OF ORIGINALSTAIN OF ORIGINAL SIN.SIN.
  • 18. CHRISTMAS DAYCHRISTMAS DAY 2525THTH DECEMBERDECEMBER LIKE IN MOST COUNTRIESLIKE IN MOST COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLDTHROUGHOUT THE WORLD WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTHWE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST ON THISOF JESUS CHRIST ON THIS DAY .DAY .
  • 19. INTERESTING FACTS ONINTERESTING FACTS ON NATIONAL HOLIDAYSNATIONAL HOLIDAYS
  • 20. FREEDOM DAYFREEDOM DAY 31ST MARCH31ST MARCH ON THIS DAY IN 1979 ALLON THIS DAY IN 1979 ALL BRITISH TROOPS AND THEBRITISH TROOPS AND THE ROYAL NAVY WITHDREWROYAL NAVY WITHDREW FROM MALTA . THEREFROM MALTA . THERE WERE NO MORE COLONIALWERE NO MORE COLONIAL PRESENCE IN MALTAPRESENCE IN MALTA AFTER THIS DATE .AFTER THIS DATE .
  • 21. SETTE GIUGNO DAYSETTE GIUGNO DAY 0707THTH JUNEJUNE THIS IS A SAD PICTURE IN MALTESETHIS IS A SAD PICTURE IN MALTESE HISTORY WHICH TOOK PLACE WHENHISTORY WHICH TOOK PLACE WHEN WE WERE UNDER THE BRITISHWE WERE UNDER THE BRITISH COLONY .COLONY . IT COMMEMORATES EVENTS WHICHIT COMMEMORATES EVENTS WHICH OCCURRED ON THE SAME DAY INOCCURRED ON THE SAME DAY IN 1919 WHEN , AFTER BRITISH1919 WHEN , AFTER BRITISH AUTHORITIES RAISED THE PRICE OFAUTHORITIES RAISED THE PRICE OF BREAD , RIOTS ENSUED . DURING THEBREAD , RIOTS ENSUED . DURING THE RIOTS BRITISH TROOPS FIRED INTORIOTS BRITISH TROOPS FIRED INTO THE CROWDS AND KILLED 4 MALTESETHE CROWDS AND KILLED 4 MALTESE .. THESE FOUR TODAY ARETHESE FOUR TODAY ARE REMEMBERED BY A MONUMENT TOREMEMBERED BY A MONUMENT TO THEIR HOUNOUR .THEIR HOUNOUR .
  • 22. OUR LADY OF VICTORIES(1)OUR LADY OF VICTORIES(1) IL-BAMBINA ( BABY MARY IN MALTESE )IL-BAMBINA ( BABY MARY IN MALTESE ) 8TH SEPTEMBER8TH SEPTEMBER IN 1565 WHEN MALTA WAS UNDER THEIN 1565 WHEN MALTA WAS UNDER THE KNIGHTS OF SAINT JOHN , WE WEREKNIGHTS OF SAINT JOHN , WE WERE ATTACKED BY THE TURKS AND THEIRATTACKED BY THE TURKS AND THEIR OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN THEIR QUEST TO TAKEOTTOMAN EMPIRE IN THEIR QUEST TO TAKE CONTROL OF EUROPE IN A SIEGE WHICHCONTROL OF EUROPE IN A SIEGE WHICH LASTED 5 MONTHS . THOUGH THE MALTESELASTED 5 MONTHS . THOUGH THE MALTESE AND THE KNIGHTS WERE HUGELYAND THE KNIGHTS WERE HUGELY OUTNUMBERED ( 1:8 ) THEY MANAGED TOOUTNUMBERED ( 1:8 ) THEY MANAGED TO DEFEND THE LAND AND DEFEATED THEDEFEND THE LAND AND DEFEATED THE TURKS . THIS DAY COMMEMORATES THE DAYTURKS . THIS DAY COMMEMORATES THE DAY WHEN THE TURKS FINALLY WITHDREW FROMWHEN THE TURKS FINALLY WITHDREW FROM MALTA .MALTA . IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO BETTER DEFENDIN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO BETTER DEFEND ITSELF IN CASE OF FUTURE SIMILAR ATTACKSITSELF IN CASE OF FUTURE SIMILAR ATTACKS THE GRAND MASTER OF THE KNIGHTS OFTHE GRAND MASTER OF THE KNIGHTS OF THAT TIME JEAN DE LA VALLETTETHAT TIME JEAN DE LA VALLETTE COMMISSIONED THE CONSTRUCTION OF ACOMMISSIONED THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CITY WHICH WAS LATER NAMED AFTERNEW CITY WHICH WAS LATER NAMED AFTER HIM , VALLETTA , WHICH IS THE CAPITAL CITYHIM , VALLETTA , WHICH IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF MALTA TODAY . SADLY LA VALLETTE DIEDOF MALTA TODAY . SADLY LA VALLETTE DIED IN 1568 BEFORE THE CITY WAS READY ANDIN 1568 BEFORE THE CITY WAS READY AND NEVER SAW IT .NEVER SAW IT .
  • 23. OUR LADY OF VICTORIES (2)OUR LADY OF VICTORIES (2) IL-BAMBINA ( BABY MARY IN MALTESE )IL-BAMBINA ( BABY MARY IN MALTESE ) 8TH SEPTEMBER8TH SEPTEMBER THIS DAY ALSO COMMEMORATESTHIS DAY ALSO COMMEMORATES ANOTHER INTERESTING PART OF OURANOTHER INTERESTING PART OF OUR HISTORY . WE ARE NOW IN 1940 ANDHISTORY . WE ARE NOW IN 1940 AND MALTA IS UNDER BRITISH CONTROL .MALTA IS UNDER BRITISH CONTROL . HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY WANTED TOHITLER AND NAZI GERMANY WANTED TO INVADE MALTA IN ORDER TO HAVEINVADE MALTA IN ORDER TO HAVE CLOSER ACCESS FOR HIS CAMPAIGN INCLOSER ACCESS FOR HIS CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN AFRICA . ON THE 11 JUNE 1940NORTHERN AFRICA . ON THE 11 JUNE 1940 THERE WAS THE FIRST AIR ATTACK BYTHERE WAS THE FIRST AIR ATTACK BY GERMAN PLANES . LATER WHEN ITALYGERMAN PLANES . LATER WHEN ITALY JOINED GERMANY MALTA WAS ATTACKEDJOINED GERMANY MALTA WAS ATTACKED BY BOTH GERMAN AND ITALIAN NAVY FORBY BOTH GERMAN AND ITALIAN NAVY FOR A TOTAL OF 3000 RAIDS TIL THE END OFA TOTAL OF 3000 RAIDS TIL THE END OF THE WAR .THE WAR . ON THIS DAY IN 1943 ITALY SURRENDEREDON THIS DAY IN 1943 ITALY SURRENDERED AND TURNED AGAINST GERMANYAND TURNED AGAINST GERMANY EFFECTIVELY ENDING THE WAR FOREFFECTIVELY ENDING THE WAR FOR MALTA . TO THE MALTESE PEOPLE BOTHMALTA . TO THE MALTESE PEOPLE BOTH VICTORIES AGAINST GERMANY AND THEVICTORIES AGAINST GERMANY AND THE TURKS WERE THANKS TO LADY MARY’STURKS WERE THANKS TO LADY MARY’S INTERVENSION AND HENCE THERE IS AINTERVENSION AND HENCE THERE IS A BIG DEVOTION TOWARDS HERBIG DEVOTION TOWARDS HER THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND AS SHE SAVEDTHROUGHOUT THE ISLAND AS SHE SAVED MALTA IN TWO VERY IMPORTANTMALTA IN TWO VERY IMPORTANT OCCASIONS THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY .OCCASIONS THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY .
  • 24. Independence DAYIndependence DAY 2121STST SEPTEMBERSEPTEMBER ON THIS DAY IN 1964 MALTA BECAME OFFICIALLYON THIS DAY IN 1964 MALTA BECAME OFFICIALLY AN INDEPENDENT STATE AND NO MORE A BRITISHAN INDEPENDENT STATE AND NO MORE A BRITISH COLONY .COLONY . UNDER ITS 1964 CONSTITUTION ,MALTA RETAINEDUNDER ITS 1964 CONSTITUTION ,MALTA RETAINED QUEEN ELIZABETH II AS HEAD OF STATE ,QUEEN ELIZABETH II AS HEAD OF STATE , HOWEVER IT WAS GOVERNED BY A MALTESEHOWEVER IT WAS GOVERNED BY A MALTESE GOVERNMENT .GOVERNMENT .
  • 25. REPUBLIC DAYREPUBLIC DAY 1313THTH DECEMBERDECEMBER ON THIS DAY IN 1974 MALTAON THIS DAY IN 1974 MALTA BECAME OFFICIALLY ABECAME OFFICIALLY A REPUBLIC WHICH MEANTREPUBLIC WHICH MEANT THAT FOR THE FIRST TIMETHAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY MALTA HADIN ITS HISTORY MALTA HAD A MALTESE HEAD OF STATEA MALTESE HEAD OF STATE . (The one in the middle). (The one in the middle)
  • 26. Malta picturesMalta pictures
  • 27. The EndThe End 

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