Carnival in Malta dates back to the 16th Century and has been celebrated in Malta since the arrival of the Knights of St. John in 1535. Some studies indicate an earlier date – 1470.
The main events takes place in Valletta and Floriana with grand defiles of floats in the streets. It is also a time were many people dress up in costumes and walk through the streets of Valletta. I would like to give you a glimpse of this year’s (2009) carnival in Valletta. To experience the full joy of Carnival, I recommend you plan and book your accommodation ahead.
Next year, Carnival in Malta runs between the 12th and 16th of February 2010.