Public Holidays in Malta in 2024

There are 14 public holidays in Malta in 2024. Public holidays in Malta are officially set by Chapter 252 of the Laws of Malta, on national holidays and other public holidays: ATT DWAR IL-FESTI NAZZJONALI U BTAJJEL PUBBLIĊI OĦRA.

Malta’s public holidays consist of nine religious feasts and five national holidays.

Monday, January 1, 2024New Year’s DayCelebration of the New Year (L-Ewwel tas-Sena / New Year’s Day)
Saturday, February 10, 2024Feast of St. Paul’s ShipwreckThe Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck (Il-Festa tan-Nawfraġju ta’ San Pawl / Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck) is a public holiday commemorating the shipwreck of the Apostle Paul in Malta in AD 60 during his journey from Judea to Rome.
Tuesday, March 19, 2024Feast of Saint JosephThe Feast of Saint Joseph (Il-Festa ta’ San Ġużepp / Feast of St. Joseph) is a public holiday in Malta to honor Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Friday, March 29, 2024Good FridayGood Friday (Il-Ġimgħa l-Kbira) commemorates the Passion and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The holiday corresponds to the Friday before Easter, so its date varies from year to year.
Sunday, March 31, 2024Freedom DayFreedom Day (Jum Il-Ħelsien) celebrates the departure of the British military on March 31, 1979.
Wednesday, May 1, 2024Labour DayLabour Day (Jum il-Ħaddiem) is a public holiday in many countries including Malta, known as International Workers’ Day or May Day.
Friday, June 7, 2024Sette GiugnoSette Giugno is a public holiday in Malta commemorating the riots on June 7, 1919, by the Maltese population against the British occupation. During these riots, British troops fired on the crowd, resulting in four deaths.
Saturday, June 29, 2024Feast of Saints Peter and PaulThe Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, or Feast of Saints Peter and Paul “Il-Festa ta’ San Pietru u San Pawl, is a liturgical feast honoring the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul.
Thursday, August 15, 2024AssumptionAssumption or the Feast of Saint Mary “Il-Festa ta’ Santa Marija”, is a public holiday in Malta. In Christian belief, the Assumption is the day when the Virgin Mary is believed to have been taken up to heaven at the end of her earthly life.
Sunday, September 8, 2024Feast of Our Lady of Victories September 8 is a national holiday in Malta, known as the “Feast of Our Lady of Victories” (Jum il-Vitorja). This day celebrates the birth of the Virgin Mary.
Saturday, September 21, 2024Independence Day Independence Day or “Independance Day” (Jum l-Indipendenza) is a public holiday to celebrate the day Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom: September 21, 1964. British troops would definitively leave the country on March 31, 1979, which is Freedom Day.
Sunday, December 8, 2024Immaculate Conception The Immaculate Conception corresponds to the day of the conception of the Virgin Mary free from original sin. The Immaculate Conception is celebrated by the Catholic Church on December 8 during the feast dedicated to her (Il-Festa tal-Immakulata Kunċizzjoni ), and it is a public holiday in Malta.
Friday, December 13, 2024Republic DayRepublic Day (in Maltese: Jum ir-Repubblika’) is a public holiday celebrating the anniversary of December 13, 1974, the creation of the State of Malta as a republic.
Wednesday, December 25, 2024Christmas Christmas, a Christian festival celebrating the Nativity, i.e., the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, is a public holiday and celebrated in Malta, as in many other countries.