Category: Miscellaneuos

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L-Għonnella

Known locally as ‘għonnella’, ‘faldetta’, ‘ċulqana’, or even ‘stamijna’, this traditional characteristic symbol of Maltese heritage was a kind of female headgear which resembled a cape or shawl, and which used to be worn...

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Enjoying Ricotta!

When I look back to my memories of childhood, it is amazing how many of these have, in some way or other, links with Maltese food containing ricotta (‘irkotta’). Maltese cooks in fact use...

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Traditional Maltese Lace

It is said that cotton in Malta was first introduced by the Arabs in around 870 A.D. Maltese women quickly became experts in weaving and dying, and during the time of the Order of...

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The President’s Solidarity Fun Run

Following last year’s amazing turnout and enthusiastic increase in participation, it is apparent that the President’s Fun Run has become a yearly staple within the national Maltese calendar of events. The Fun Run is...

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Windmills in Malta

The Maltese windmill (‘Mitħna tar-riħ’) is a scenic element of the architectural heritage of the islands, adding a definite rural and historical touch to the local landscape. Maltese stone windmills are beautiful structures. These...