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Malta bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 4 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Malta Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day
Feb. 10 Sat Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck
Mar. 19 Mon Feast of St. Joseph
     30 Fri Good Friday
     31 Sat Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien)
Apr.  2 Mon Bank Holiday Banks
May     Tue Workers' Day (Jum il-Haddiem)
June    Thu Sette Giugno
        Fri Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (L-Imnarja)
Aug.    Wed Feast of the Assumption
Sep.    Sat Feast of Our Lady of Victories (Jum il-Vittorja)
        Fri Independence Day (Jum l-Indipendenza)
Dec.    Sat Feast of the Immaculate Conception
        Thu Republic Day (Jum ir-Repubblika)
        Tue Christmas Day
        Wed Bank Holiday Banks
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

07 May 2017 Malta Day In Lieu Public Holidays In Electoral Debate (Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) Launching his re-election campaign, earlier this week, Malta Labour leader and Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, has once again promised that, should his party win a re-election, it would restore the day in lieu public holidays for Malta public holidays that fall on a weekend, canceled "without prior consultation" by the preceding PN government.  10 Feb 2017 Malta 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (Malta Bankers Association-Valetta) The Malta Bankers' Association has released its annual list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2017; dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the previously-announced 2017 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2017.  31 Dec 2016 Malta 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) Malta's Government has published its annual official list of Malta national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2017.  29 Aug 2016 Malta Day In Lieu Public Holidays 2017 Update (Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) Malta's General Workers' Union (GWU), through its general secretary, Josef Bugeja, has called on the government of Malta to reinstate, in the upcoming 2017 draft budget, as promised, the system of day in lieu non-working public holidays in Malta when a Maltese annual public holiday falls on a weekend.  29 Feb 2016 Malta 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) Malta's Government has released an amended version of its previously-published its annual official list of Malta national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2016.  24 Jan 2016 Malta 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Malta Bankers Association-Valetta) The Malta Bankers' Association has released its annual list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2016; dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the previously-announced 2016 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2016.  09 Jan 2016 Malta 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) Malta's Government has published its annual official list of Malta national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2016.  15 Oct 2015 Malta Day In Lieu Public Holidays Stalled Again (Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) Despite its assessment of the economy of Malta as "doing well" the government of Malta has submitted a draft budget for 2016 which still does not reinstate, as promised, the system of day in lieu non-working public holidays in Malta when a Maltese annual public holiday falls on a weekend.  06 Feb 2015 Malta 2015 Bank Holidays Announced (Malta Bankers Association-Valetta) Malta Bankers' Association has released its annual list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2015, dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the previously-announced 2015 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2015.  07 Jan 2015 Malta 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) Malta's Department of Information has published its annual official list of national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2015.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Malta public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Malta are regulated by the National Holidays and other Public Holidays Act of 1975 (ACT XXX of 1975, as amended by Legal Notices: 38 and 59 of 1977; Act X of 1980; Legal Notices 8 and 40 of 1987; and Acts VIII of 1989 and II of 2005).  National Day(s): Malta has not one, but 5 national days; March 31, June 7, September 8, September 21, and December 13.  Weekend Public Holidays: In Malta, since January 1st, 2005, public holidays that fall on a weekend are not officially moved to the following Monday, but in the past it was a common practice to give days in lieu on the following Monday for any public holidays occurring on a Saturday or Sunday. A recent law has put an official end to that practice, but there have been vocal protests so that business travelers are advised to avoid trying to organize any business on the Monday following a week-end holiday.  Sette Giugno is the Commemoration of the 1919 Uprising.  Post-Electtion Mondays: On the Monday after a general election, business is likely to come to a standstill and school transportation is traditionally not available.  Malta International Codes MT and MLT (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mt (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Malta information and news: Central Bank of Malta (Malta central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Malta maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Malta), and Wikipedia (includes Malta commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Malta, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Malta, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Malta, before planning any trip to Malta. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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