A Maltese Tradition - The Village Festa

Festas are held mainly between the months of May and September.  Every village has at least one patron saint, and this serves as the basis for the village feast. On the appointed time of the year, that village will decorate the streets with statues and banners dedicated to the saint.

Band marches are an integral part of the celebration. The local band performs festa favourites, many of which will be composed by local maestros. As they march through the streets and towards the church, the crowds often follow behind.

These are the external feasts held in Malta and Gozo during 2015:

Malta Feasts May 2015

01 – St Joseph the Worker, Birkirkara
03 – Holy Cross, Birkirkara
17 – St Augustine, Valletta
22 – St Rita Santu Wistin, Victoria
22 – St Rita, Valletta
24 – St Paul, Munxar
31 – St Anthony, Birkirkara
31 – St Anthony Imġarr, Għajnsielem
31 – Holy Trinity, Marsa

Malta Feasts June 2015

07 – St Joseph, Ħal Għaxaq
07 – The Annunciation, Ħal Tarxien
07 – Our Lady of Fatima, Gwardamangia
07 – Corpus Christi, Għasri
07 – Corpus Christi, Rabat
14 – St Philip, Ħaż-Żebbuġ
14 – Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fontana
14 – Sacred Heart of Jesus, Nadur
21 – St Catherine, Żejtun
21 – Our Lady of the Lily, Mqabba
21 – St John the Baptist, Xewkija
28 – Sacred Heart of Mary, Burmarrad
28 – St George, Ħal Qormi
28 – Our Lady of Lourdes, Qrendi
28 – St Nicholas, Siġġiewi
29 – St Peter and St Paul, Mdina
29 – St Peter and St Paul, Nadur

Malta Feasts July 2015

05 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fleur-de-Lys
05 – The Visitation, Għarb
05 – Immaculate Conception, Ħamrun
05 – St Andrew, Ħal Luqa
05 – St Paul, Rabat
05 – Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Tas-Sliema
12 – The Annunciation, Ħal Balzan
12 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Gżira
12 – St Joseph, Ħal Kirkop
12 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fgura
12 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kerċem
16 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta
16 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Ta’ Ħamet, Xewkija
19 – St Joseph, Kalkara
19 – St Joseph, Msida
19 – St Sebastian, Ħal Qormi
19 – Our Lady of Holy Doctrine, Ħal Tarxien
19 – St George, Victoria
26 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Balluta
26 – St Anne, Marsaskala
26 – Christ the King, Paola
26 – St Margaret, Sannat
26 – St Venera, Santa Venera
26 – Our Lady of Sorrows, St Paul’s Bay
26 – St Joseph, Ħaż-Żebbuġ
26 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Żurrieq

Malta Feasts August 2015

02 – St Peter, Birżebbuġa
02 – Our Lady of Pompei, Marsaxlokk
02 – St Joseph, Qala
02 – Our Lady of Lourdes, San Ġwann
02 – St Dominic, Valletta
06 – Christ Our Saviour, Ħal Lija
09 – St Gajetan, Ħamrun
09 – St Lawrence, San Lawrenz
10 – St Lawrence, Vittoriosa
15 – Assumption of Our Lady, Ħ’Attard
15 – Assumption of Our Lady, Birkirkara
15 – Assumption of Our Lady, Gudja
15 – Assumption of Our Lady, Għaxaq
15 – Assumption of Our Lady, Qrendi
15 – Assumption of Our Lady, Mosta
15 – Assumption of Our Lady, Mqabba
15 – Assumption of Our Lady, Victoria
23 – Assumption of Our Lady, Ħad-Dingli
23 – Our Lady of Lourdes, Paola
23 – St Helen, Birkirkara
23 – St Leonard, Kirkop
23 – Assumption of Our Lady, Mġarr
23 – St Pio X, Santa Luċija
23 – Our Lady Star of the Sea, Tas-Sliema
23 – Assumption of Our Lady, Żebbuġ (Gozo)
30 – St Bartholomew, Ħal Għargħur
30 – Conversion of St Paul, Ħal Safi
30 – Maria Regina, Marsa
30 – St Julian, St Julian’s
30 – St Dominic, Vittoriosa
30 – St Joseph, Manikata
30 – Our Lady of Loreto, Għajnsielem

Malta Feasts September 2015

06 – St Gregory, Tas-Sliema
06 – St Catherine, Żurrieq
06 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Xlendi
08 – Nativity of Our Lady, Mellieħa
08 – Nativity of Our Lady, Naxxar
08 – Nativity of Our Lady, Senglea
08 – The Nativity of Our Lady, Xagħra
13 – Our Lady of Graces, Ħaż-Żabbar
13 – Our Lady of Graces, Capuchins, Victoria
27 – Our Lady of Mellieħa, Mellieħa
27 – Jesus of Nazareth, Xagħra

Malta Feasts October 2015

04 – Our Lady of the Rosary, Gudja
11 – Patronage of the B.V. Mary Knisja tal-Wied, Għasri
11 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Santa Venera
25 – Our Lady Of Consolation, Gudja