Malta Celebrates 40 years of being a Republic

Republic Day  for the Maltese is celebrated on 13 December and it is called ‘Jum ir-Repubblika’.

The date marks the day in 1974 when Malta became a republic from being a British colony. On 13th December 1974, the Maltese Constitution was substantially revised.

This effectively changed Malta from being a Commonwealth realm into a republic. The British monarch was no longer head of state and Sir Anthony Mamo became the first president of Malta.

This holiday is one of five national days in Malta.