3 Important Influences in Maltese culture

Maltese culture is generally considered to be a mix of influences brought to the island of Malta by the various rulers it has seen come and go over many centuries. It is a fact that the Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs all left their stamp on the customs and traditions...
Good Friday processions in Malta

Good Friday processions in Malta

Malta is known for being a religious country, with churches practically around every corner and feasts all year round. But the reason for this reputation is most evident during Holy Week, with activities and exhibitions all over the Maltese islands. The most popular...
Malta band clubs and band marches

Malta band clubs and band marches

Band clubs in Malta are part and parcel of the social and cultural history of the Maltese islands and have, over the years, established themselves as an institution in the core of every town and village, aimed at spreading Maltese culture and teaching of music. Many...
Maltese boats – the Luzzu and the Dghajsa

Maltese boats – the Luzzu and the Dghajsa

  Until a short time ago our justifiably famous Valletta Grand Harbour, so often the scene of the madness of war and the courage of men, was almost crowded with hundreds of boats and water taxis, which plied the harbour creeks on both sides of Valletta. These were...
The Traditional Malta Bus and its history

The Traditional Malta Bus and its history

The traditional Maltese buses were well known abroad, loved by tourists for their character and nostalgic value. With the majority of the fleet classified as antique, tourists often marvelled at the fact that these vehicles were still in operating condition up until...

Weddings in Malta

There are plenty of ways to make a Malta wedding special and these are not necessarily the traditional ways we all know. Busy lifestyles, financial aspects and other bottlenecks are known to stress out the bride after an engagement is announced. However, stress can be...

Malta Carnival Celebrations

Carnival in Malta is an important event on the religious calendar, and follows the traditional Catholic Carnival celebration, which literally translated means ‘Meat is allowed’. Fasting during this period is still practised relatively widely by the Maltese, with many...
The Maltese farmhouse through the centuries

The Maltese farmhouse through the centuries

Nowhere is the Maltese idiom more beautifully expressed than in the wonder walls of its farmhouses. Dream houses are usually just that: far and away, but if you wander down the winding village roads which usually follow the original field paths, and if you squint and...

Maltese Wine and Wine Tourism in Malta

In many of the established wine producing countries it is easy to join a tour or follow a wine route to find out about the locally produced wines and perhaps try some of them. What about Malta? Are there any organised wine tasting tours? Or is there a wine route?...
Maltese Bread – a Tradition

Maltese Bread – a Tradition

No mention of Maltese food is complete without a reference to the local Maltese bread, and more specifically the popular loaf called tal-Malti (literally, “of the Maltese”). Very crusty on the outside, yet soft on the inside, many visitors and the Maltese alike...

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