Carnival in Malta 2017: What Can You Expect?

This year, Carnival is taking place between the 24th and 28th of February, making this article a month early in the calendar. You might be perplexed by this, but considering how seriously the Maltese take Carnival, with some diehards working towards the event all year round, an announcement just a month prior sounds just about right!


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Indeed, Carnival has a rich history in Malta, having been celebrated at least since the arrival of the Knights of St John in 1535. Some newer sources even suggest that Carnival celebrations predate this era, and go back all the way to 1470.

‘Carnival is a big deal in most countries around the world’, you might be thinking. ‘What makes Carnival in Malta worth visiting above what we’d find elsewhere?’

It’s a fair question, but the fact of the matter is that carnival isn’t a competition. Malta might not…

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