Carnival in Maltese is actually older than the Venetian carnival. The idea of the masked balls dates back to the Knights of Malta. Above is a recent carnival ball celebrated at the Casino Maltese in Valletta.
Our selected images from this year’s Valletta Carnival (Part II) See also: Valletta Carnival – Part I: http://www.vallettasuites.com/blog/2011/03/carnival-valletta-malta-part1/
Carnival in Malta is the largest and most colourful festival at this time of year – an appreciated cocktail of tradition, entertainment, history and transgression in a unique city. Carnival dates back to the Knights of Malta, when anything appears possible by wearing masks and the most colourful of costumes. This year will probably be […]
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This year, Carnival in Malta runs between the 12th and 16th of February 2010. The main events takes place in Valletta and Floriana with grand defiles of floats in the streets. It is also a time were many people dress up in costumes and walk through the streets of Valletta. It is well worth planning […]
Carnival in Malta dates back to the 16th Century and has been celebrated in Malta since the arrival of the Knights of St. John in 1535. Some studies indicate an earlier date – 1470. The main events takes place in Valletta and Floriana with grand defiles of floats in the streets. It is also a […]
February is for Carnival 01/02/2008 to 05/02/2008 Early springtime on the Islands brings along carnival week, which takes on a traditional pattern; extravagantly coloured floats are perched on lorries ready for the procession day, children running around in fancy dress costumes and Malta’s main nightlife centre, Paceville, catching the late night carnival goers who pile […]