Holiday Guide for Malta in 2023

Malta 2023

Malta information

Population: 525,285
Capital: Valetta
Calling Code: (356)
Time Zone: +1 UTC
Currency: Euro
Language: Maltese

List of Public Holidays in Malta in 2023

New Year's Day

New Year's Day (L-Ewwel tas-Sena)

Malta: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Feast of St. Paul's shipwreck

 Long Weekend! 
Feast of St. Paul's shipwreck (San Pawl Nawfragu)

Malta: Commemorates when St. Paul was shipwrecked on Malta in 60AD as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament

St. Joseph's Day

St. Joseph's Day (San Ġużepp)

Malta: Feast day of St. Joseph. Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus

Freedom Day

 Long Weekend! 
Freedom Day (Jum il-Ħelsien)

Malta: Commemorated on the anniversary of the withdrawal of British troops from Malta in 1979

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday (Il-Ġimgħa l-Kbira)

Malta: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Worker's Day

 Long Weekend! 
Worker's Day (Jum il-Ħaddiem)

Malta: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Sette Giugno

Sette Giugno (Sette Giugno)

Malta: A national holiday in remembrance of the riots in 1919 when the Maltese people revolted against the British administration and demanded some form of representative government for the islands. Four people died on that fateful day.

Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Saint Peter and Saint Paul (L-Imnarja)

Malta: The day commemorates the martyrdom of two saints, the two great Apostles, Saint Peter and St. Paul

Assumption Day

Assumption Day (Santa Marija)

Malta: The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

Feast of Our Lady of Victories

 Long Weekend! 
Feast of Our Lady of Victories (Jum il-Vitorja)

Malta: National Holiday. Marks the end of the Great Siege of Malta by the Ottoman Empire in 1565

Independence Day

Independence Day (Jum l-Indipendenza)

Malta: Malta gained its political Independence from Great Britain on September 21st 1964

Immaculate Conception Day

 Long Weekend! 
Immaculate Conception Day (Il-Kunċizzjoni)

Malta: It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life

Republic Day

Republic Day (Jum ir-Repubblika)

Malta: On December 13th 1974, the Maltese constitution was substantially revised changing Malta from a Commonwealth realm into a republic

Christmas Day

 Long Weekend! 
Christmas Day (Il-Milied)

Malta: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC


  • Public Holidays in Malta are regulated by the National Holidays and Other Public Holidays Act (Chapter 252).