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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...

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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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Saint Martin’s Feast

‘Ġewż, lewż, qastan, tin, kemm inħobbu l’San Martin!’ (‘Walnuts, Almonds, Chestnuts, Figs, I really love Saint Martin’) This very old children’s rhyme shows the spirit and excitement pervading this Maltese traditional feast. Historically, Saint...

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Arts Festival for Children & Young People

Żigużajg, which will be celebrating its 6th edition this year, will be taking place between Friday 11th and Sunday 20th November. This year’s event will be showcasing 24 projects featuring new Maltese productions, as...