MALTA VICTORY DAY


This date commemorates the end of the Great Siege of 1565, the end of the French occupation of Malta in 1800 and co-incidentally enough the armistice of the Fascist regime in Italy in 1943. In the latter, the connection with Malta was two-fold: the bombardments by the ‘Aeronautica’ were over and the Italian Navy was brought to Malta to remain moored at St. Paul’s Bay until the end of the war.

The morning is taken up by various State ceremonies amongst which a parade by the Armed Forces of Malta. During the afternoon, an avidly contested traditional rowing boat regatta is held in the Grand Harbour. In the evening, there are at least four towns in Malta and Gozo, which celebrate the feast of Our Lady as a Child (Maria Bambina/Our Lady of Victory). Indeed the feast which is centuries old changed its name to Il-Madonna tal-Vitorja, following the end of the Great Siege of 1565.

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The Round Malta Cruise ›

With a stop in the Blue Lagoon for lunch, swimming and snorkelling or just lounging in the sun.

During this cruise we shall cruise past Valletta, Malta's Capital City, the Grand Harbour Entrance, Marsascala Bay, St. Thomas Bay, Island Bay and Peter's Pool, past Delimara Point and Marsaxlokk Bay, Malta's largest fishing village and past the Blue Grotto, giving you a view of these fascinating colourful caves. The Captain Morgan vessel also cruises past the imposing Dingli Cliffs and the little island of Filfla and past some of Malta's most popular sandy beaches.

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Malta to Malta


Malta & Gozo, Jeep Treasure Hunt ›

Participants will be divided into five persons per group under the leadership of a guide within each jeep. Each team will be given a set of clues. Upon answering the questions a new clue will be given to continue the game. Meanwhile, the participants can also enjoy the Maltese landscape, while learning the about the rich history of Malta.

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