Good morning Explorers 🙂

Finally the events post is here and published in a special day, the Malta Independence Day!

In fact today Malta celebrates its political independence from Great Britain that occurred on 21st September 1964.

I tried to find on the web a programme of activites, surely there will be a parade in Valletta and the flag of the Country is raised in the Independence Arena in Floriana, but I cannot tell you more as there isn’t a proper programme around.

In anycase this weekend seems to be one of the fullest in terms of events and things to do, hope you can manage to participate to everyone… I wish you to have lot of fun and new experiences of Malta 😉

Let’s go!

Thursday 21st September

  • The Bubble Festival, A Festival of Light till Sunday 24th
    Venue Għajn Tuffieħa, all day till late night.

    The Bubble is back this year and extending our stay to 1 week so that we can enjoy more workshops, camping and healing throughout the last week of September, culminating into the sustainable music and arts festival we’ve all grown to know and love.

    As usual 100% of the profits from the festival will be donated to environmental & humanitarian causes. This year the benefeciaries are The Youth Hub by the Right to Smile Foundation in Malta, Jose Depiro Kabataan Orkestra in the Phillippines & The Gaia Foundation in Malta.

    Buy your ticket here:

    See the programme here

Saturday 23rd September

  • Zejt Iz-Zejtun
    The Żejtun Local Council will be hosting the 11th edition of Żejt iż-Żejtun, the event celebrating the olive picking season and olive pressing for oil, during the evening of Saturday 23rd and on Sunday morning 24th September, 2017.

    This is an event that I really love as it is part of a heritage regeneration project of which the Mayor Mr Joe Attard in person told us in this article, click here

Zejt Iz Zejtun Programme

The event will kick off on Saturday at 7:30pm with the BANDU announcing the event which will be followed by a defilè of village folk and farmers on carts carrying the olive harvest for pressing. Drummers and flag bearers in medieval costumes as well as folk singers and dancers will be present. Agricultural tools, typical agricultural products and folk art will be exhibited in the ambience of an old country village and fair. Pride of place will be given to the olive tree. Maltese ftajjar and bread dressed in freshly pressed olive oil will be distributed for free tasting. Olive trees and associated products will be on sale. An audio visual presentation will feature olive tree varieties and their proper cultivation.

On Saturday all important historical and civic sites will be open to the public.

On Sunday morning at 08:00 am a defile of horses and pets will take part in the traditional blessing near the old Parish Church of San Girgor.

Come with me to visit the secret passages of the old Chruch of San Girgor 😉

Saturday 23rd September

The Malta International Air Show

Held annually each September at the Malta International Airport (ex: RAF Luqa) , the Malta International Air Show, one of Malta’s largest outdoor events, has gained the well-earned reputation as one of Malta’s top outdoor family events.

The Malta International Airshow is the result of strong lobbying from the Malta Aviation Society for many years until approval was given to hold the first display in September of 1993. Held over the magnificent Marsamxetto Harbour with its surrounding bastions, the public was entertained to a spectacular aerial display culminating with the Patrouille de France giving their first display in Maltese skies. Another show stopper was the German Air Force ‘Luftwaffe’ F-4 Phantom with its various low passes over the water.

Twenty-five years have elapsed since the very first proper airshow held in Malta and the event has grown both in numbers as well as quality. Over the years, the Malta International Airshow has attracted many interesting aircraft including Israeli F-15s and F-16s, Czech L-39, Italian F-104s and Do-228, Ex-Israeli A-4 Skyhawks, US Navy F-14, EA-6B, S-3s, F-18s, Tornados, B-52, B-1B, Spitfire and Hurricane plus most of the European national display teams including the Red Arrows, Patrouille de France, Frecce Tricolori, the Spanish team Patruila Aguoila, Swiss PC-7 Team, Breitling Jet Team, and many other types of aircraft from all over the world.

Tickets available at the Airshow Gate:
Adults: Saturday: €10 / Sunday: €10
Children Under 14: Free and must be accompanied by a paying Adult.
All tickets are valid for one (1) day.

Airshow gates are open from 9:30am till 2:00pm. The general public will be urged to exit the airshow grounds by 3:00pm.

Public Transport is available from Valletta Terminal to Hal Farrug every hour using Bus No 74. The frequency of this service may be increased depending on demand. Ideal Bus Stops are either Bus Stop ‘Russett’ or ‘Wilga’.