Category: Miscellaneuos

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Rabbit Stew

Although many may find it unusual, considering rabbits to be mere fluffy pets, rabbit stew (stuffat tal-fenek) is considered to be Malta’s national signature dish. It is so popular in fact, that it has...

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Maltese Children’s Traditional Rhymes

The first nursery rhymes (taqbiliet), and songs are sung to the children while they are still in the cradle, then later, as they rock on their parents knees, playing with a baby rattle (ċekċieka),...

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Where do Maltese Nicknames come from?

One often hears that in many Maltese and Gozitan villages, most people are much better known by their nickname (laqam) rather than by their Christian name or surname. Nicknames have been used in the...

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European Capital of Culture for 2018

Valletta, Malta’s capital city, was selected to be the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2012, and will be hosting this title in 2018, together with the partner Dutch city of Leeuwarden. The name...

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Typical Maltese Sweets & Pastries

Maltese food is a tasty mixture of many different influences coming from various countries. This is because throughout the centuries, the island of Malta was colonised by a number of cultures and civilisations. The...

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MSPCA

The MSPCA, which is an acronym standing in for the Malta Society for the Protection and Care of Animals, is the oldest registered charity organisation in Malta aiming, amongst other things, towards taking care...