Malta Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.


1 JanSunNew Year's Day (L-Ewwel tas-Sena) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
10 FebFriFeast of St. Pauls Shipwreck (Nawfraġju ta' San Pawl) - St. Paul is the patron saint of Malta. commemorates when St. Paul was shipwrecked on Malta in 60AD as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament of the Bible
19 MarSunSt. Josephs Day (San Ġużepp) - Saint Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus
31 MarFriFreedom Day (Jum il-Ħelsien) - Is a Maltese national holiday, this is the anniversary of the withdrawal of British troops and the Royal Navy from Malta in 1979
14 AprFriGood Friday (Il-Ġimgħa l-Kbira) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. International Catholic Holiday. Friday before Easter
1 MayMonWorkers Day (Jum il-Ħaddiem) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
14 MaySunMother's Day (Jum l-Omm) - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
7 JunWedSette Giugno (Seventh of June) - National Holiday. Commemorates events which occurred on that day in 1919, following a series of riots by the Maltese population, British troops fired into the crowd, killing four
18 JunSunFather's Day (Jum il-Missier) - Is a celebration honoring fathers.. 3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
29 JunThursSaint Peter and Saint Paul (San Pietru u San Pawl: L-Imnarja) - Commemorates the martyrdom of two saints, the two great Apostles, Saint Peter and St. Paul, assigned by tradition to the same day of June in the year 67
15 AugTueAssumption Day / Assumption of Mary (Santa Marija) - Is a very important day in the Catholic religion. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
8 SeptFriFeast of Our Lady of Victories (Jum il-Vitorja) - National Holiday. Marks the end of the Great Siege of Malta in 1565 when the Knights of Malta defeated the Ottoman Empire forces
21 SeptThursIndependence Day (Jum l-Indipendenza) - National Holiday. Independence as a Commonwealth realm, a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations with Elizabeth II as the Queen of Malta, was granted on that date in 1964
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception Day (Il-Kunċizzjoni) - Is the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus Christ
13 DecWedRepublic Day (Jum ir-Repubblika) - National Holiday. The constitution of Malta was substantially revised, transforming the former British colony from a Commonwealth realm into a republic within the Commonwealth on 13 December 1974
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Il-Milied) - Celebrate the birth of Christ

1 JanWedNew Year's Day
10 FebMonFeast of St. Pauls Shipwreck
19 MarWedSt. Josephs Day
31 MarMonFreedom Day
18 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayThursWorkers Day
7 JunSatSette Giugno
29 JunSunSaint Peter and Saint Paul
15 AugFriAssumption Day
8 SeptMonFeast of Our Lady of Victories
21 SeptSunIndependence Day
8 DecMonImmaculate Conception Day
13 DecSatRepublic Day
25 DecThursChristmas Day

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
10 FebTueFeast of St. Pauls Shipwreck
19 MarThursSt. Josephs Day
31 MarTueFreedom Day
3 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayFriWorkers Day
7 JunSunSette Giugno
29 JunMonSaint Peter and Saint Paul
15 AugSatAssumption Day
8 SeptTueFeast of Our Lady of Victories
21 SeptMonIndependence Day
8 DecTueImmaculate Conception Day
13 DecSunRepublic Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
10 FebWedFeast of St. Pauls Shipwreck
19 MarSatSt. Josephs Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
31 MarThursFreedom Day
1 MaySunWorkers Day
7 JunTueSette Giugno
29 JunWedSaint Peter and Saint Paul
15 AugMonAssumption Day
8 SeptThursFeast of Our Lady of Victories
21 SeptWedIndependence Day
8 DecThursImmaculate Conception Day
13 DecTueRepublic Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day

1 JanMonNew Year's Day (L-Ewwel tas-Sena)
10 FebSatFeast of St. Pauls Shipwreck (San Pawl Nawfragu)
19 MarMonSt. Josephs Day
30 MarFriGood Friday (International Catholic Holiday)
31 MarSatFreedom Day (National Holiday. Anniversary of the withdrawal of British troops from Malta)
1 MayTueWorkers Day
13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
7 JunThursSette Giugno (National Holiday. Commemorates the killing of four rioters by British troops in 1919)
17 JunSunFather's Day (3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
29 JunFriSaint Peter and Saint Paul (L-Imnarja. Feast of Saints Peter and Paul)
15 AugWedAssumption Day (Assumption of Mary)
8 SeptSatFeast of Our Lady of Victories (National Holiday. Marks the end of Great Seige of Malta in 1565)
21 SeptFriIndependence Day (National Holiday. Malta gained its Independence from Britain in 1964)
8 DecSatImmaculate Conception Day (Also known as Virgins Day)
13 DecThursRepublic Day (National Holiday. Malta became a republic in 1974)
25 DecTueChristmas Day (II-Milied)

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