Good Friday processions in Malta 2025

Where: All over the island, ,
When: Friday, April 18, 2025
Religious Procession - Image: Marcello Migliosi from Pixabay
Religious Procession
Image: Marcello Migliosi from Pixabay

Once a year, on “Good Friday”, Malta holds impressive sad processions like many other Christian countries.

The most impressive one is the procession which takes place in Valletta, the capital of Malta.

In this day, all restaurants, coffee houses and entertainment places are closed.

The “Good Friday” parades in Malta’s towns and villages are serious and gloomy, they express Jesus walk to his crucifixion. Glorious statues of Jesus are carried in the processions.

Among the participators of the procession, it is possible to see women and children dressed as Biblical figures, adults dressed as Roman soldiers and men wearing white gowns as the people who took part in the crucifixion.

After them, ascetic men march barefooted with their head in covered with black hood and their feet are locked with heavy iron chains, carry big wooden crosses.

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Event Related Information

Contact details:
The Malta Council for Culture and the Arts
230 Republic Str., Valletta CMR 02,
Phone: +356 21 245168
Fax: +356 21 241964
Contact Email:

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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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Maltese (official), English (official).
Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy).
Mediterranean; mild, rainy winters; hot, dry summers.
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Information address:
Malta Tourism Authority Auberge D'Italie Merchants Street Valletta CMR 02 Malta Phone: (+356) 22915000 Fax: (+356) 22915893
Malta background and overview
Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both World Wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964. A decade later Malta became a republic. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination. Malta became an EU member in May 2004.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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