February brings along the carnival week, which brings splash of colour, tradition and excitement to your trip. The Maltese carnival is one of Malta’s oldest festivities. Here’s a guide to 4 uniquely carnival activities:
1) Carnival in Valletta, Malta
The heart of the action takes place in Valletta. The city’s historic streets come to life with marching bands, fancy dress competitions and dancers in elaborate costume. But the highlight of this age-old celebration is certainly the colourful carnival float parade that features all manner of impressive unique handmade large floats. Prizes are awarded for the best costumes, artistic dances, grotesque masks and floats.
2) Carnival in Nadur, Gozo
Nadur’s Spontaneous Carnival takes on a more macabre and funny mood. Expect hilarious sketches, dancing, colourful costumes and smaller fun floats.
This event isn’t organised by any Carnival committee and is a kind of wild celebration where mostly youths gather wearing all kinds of funny and grotesque costumes for what’s practically become one big street party. Don’t attend undressed!
The carnival week is a time to let your hair down and go with the flow – perfect for those who enjoy a good party!
3) Carnival Traditional Food
Prinjolata is Malta’s traditional Carnival sweet pine nut cake. It is celebrated and eaten during carnival time. Keep an eye out for Prinjolata in all the cafes, pastry shops and supermarkets.
For details about the Carnival Activities taking place from 1st March to 5th March this year, visit: https://www.karnivaltamalta.org/programme
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