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The Maltese Parish Festa

In every locality around Malta and Gozo, a parish feast (‘festa’) for the local Patron Saint is organised at least once each year. Some localities have not one, but two patron saints, resulting in...

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Best Radio Stations in Malta

There is definitely much more to a successful and competent radio station than such plain equipment as a receiver, a transmitter, or an antenna. While playing an important role in social and local communication...

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The Maltese Traditional Wedding

In olden times, marriages were arranged between families. This system allowed property to be inherited by the chosen persons. Young people were expected to marry the girl or young man of their family’s choice,...

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Geography of Malta

The Maltese Islands are located in the central part of the Mediterranean Sea, between Sicily and the coast of North Africa. They are about 94km away to the south of Sicily, 354km to the...

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Prehistory in the Maltese Islands

Maltese Prehistory is a very long period of about 4,000 years, basically from 5,200B.C to 725B.C. During this period, the Maltese Islands came to be inhabited by people of different cultures. Generally, Maltese Prehistory...

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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...