Malta Carnival 2025

Where: In the citys of Valletta and Nadur, ,
When: Friday, February 28, 2025 - Tuesday, March 4, 2025
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Malta Carnival
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Malta Carnival

Once a year, in mid February –  start Mrach traditional carnivals are held in Valletta and Nadur on Gozo Island. Colorful parades take place in the streets. Trucks that carry giant colorful dolls, playing bands, children and adults in costumes create joyful carnival atmosphere.

The central events are held in Valletta. Similar but smaller events are held on the nearby towns and villages. The events in the periphery carry mysteries and gloomy nature.  Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.

During the carnival’s days the visitors (locals and guests) enjoy freedom feelings and genuine happiness.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Valletta and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
Accommodations around Valletta:

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Auberge D'Italie Merchants Street Valletta CMR 02
Phone: (+356) 22915000
Fax: (+356) 22915893
Contact Email:

For your attention !

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.

Country Information

Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
240V 50Hz
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Time Zone:
UTC+1 - (Summer UTC+2)
Maltese (official), English (official).
Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy).
Mediterranean; mild, rainy winters; hot, dry summers.
Information email:
Tourist website:
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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  • Il Karnival.

    I flew out to Malta in February 2016 to see the brilliant Maltese Carnival in the capital Valletta and it was outstanding!Even in winter it was dry and 19c as we sat in the stand.

    The floats were stunningly beautiful and imaginative.The singing and dancing by the youngsters was a joy and the music was catchy!I had not seen it since I was aged 12 in the 1960s.That was strange as I have had 16 holidays annually in Malta staying at the comfortable welcoming Qawra Palace Hotel.

    However,that was always in Spring or Autumn which we find hot coming from Scotland.I would recommend the Carnival to anyone.There is an abundance of places to eat or drink before or after and you will not meet friendlier people than the Maltese.

    John Dunfermline.Scotland.

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