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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Malta public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of January 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Malta public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Malta public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Malta 2019 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 2019; dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the 2019 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Malta 2019 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 2019.
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2018

  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Malta 2018 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 2018; dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the previously-announced 2018 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Malta 2018 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 2018.
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2017

  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Malta Day In Lieu Public Holidays Progress

    Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta) - Malta's Finance Minister, Edward Scicluna, has announced that all workers Malta will get an extra day added to their vacation leave, beginning next year, but that no agreement has been reached yet with employers’ organizations as to how to implement the government's electoral promise to restore as day in lieu public holidays the public holidays which are lost when they fall on weekends.
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  • May
  • 7
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • 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.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • 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.
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  • Aug
  • 29
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 29
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 24
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • 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.
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2015

  • Oct
  • 15
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 6
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • 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.
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2014

  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Malta Midweek Public Holidays Bill

    Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta) - The chairperson of Malta's Alternattiva Demokratika party has submitted a bill that would move mid-week non-working public holidays in Malta to the nearest Monday or Friday.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Malta 2014 Bank Holidays Announced

    Malta Bankers Association (Valetta) - Malta Bankers' Association has released its annual list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2014, dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the previously-announced 2014 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 10
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  • Malta 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta) - Malta's Department of Information has finally published its annual official list of national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Malta Bank Holiday December 26

    Malta Bankers Association (Valetta) - Malta Bankers' Association has confirmed that Thursday, December 26, 2013, would be a bank holiday in Malta.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Malta National Day Holidays Reduction Update

    The Times of Malta (Valletta) - Malta's Prime Minister has promised that the proposed short listing of the number of national day holidays in Malta 5 to 2 would not affect the number of official non-working public holidays in Malta.
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  • Mar
  • 10
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  • Malta In Lieu Public Holidays Bolstered By Election Results

    The Times of Malta (Valletta) - The electoral victory of Malta's Labour Party at yesterday's general elections means that day in lieu public holidays are very likely to be restored in Malta.
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Malta 2013 Bank Holidays Officialized

    Malta Bankers Association (Valetta) - Malta Bankers' Association has officialized the amended list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2013, dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the 2013 general public holidays.
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Malta In Lieu Public Holidays Return Likely

    The Times of Malta (Valletta) - The Secretary-General of Malta's General Workers' Union (GWU), Tony Zarb, has stated that he expects the new Labour government to reverse the 2005 legislation that stopped the practice of declaring a Monday public holiday whenever a fixed-date public holiday falls on a weekend.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Malta 2013 Bank Holidays Amended

    Malta Bankers Association (Valetta) - Malta Bankers' Association has officialized the amended list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2013, dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the 2013 general public holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Malta Weekend Public Holidays Update

    The Times of Malta (Valletta) - Malta's General Workers' Union (GWU) has once again called on whichever party wins the next elections to reverse the 2005 legislation that stopped the practice of declaring a Monday public holiday when a fixed-date public holiday fell on a weekend.
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  • Apr
  • 7
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  • Malta Bank Holiday April 9

    Malta Bankers Association (Valetta) - The Malta Bankers' Association has announced that Monday, April 9, 2012, had been declared a bank holiday, and that, as such, all the banks in Malta would be closed for business on that day.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • Malta 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta) - Malta's Department of Information has published its official list of national holidays and non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Malta 2012 Bank Holidays Announced

    Malta Bankers Association (Valetta) - Malta Bankers' Association has released the list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2012, dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the 2012 general public holidays.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Malta National Day Holidays Reduction Update

    The Times of Malta (Valletta) - Malta's President, George Abela, has made another call to have the number of national day holidays in Malta reduced from 5 to 1 or 2.
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • Malta Declares April 25 Bank Holiday

    Malta Bankers Association (Valetta) - The Malta Bankers' Association has announced that Monday, April 25, 2011, had been declared a bank holiday, and that, as such, all the banks in Malta would be closed for business on that day.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Malta 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta) - Malta's Department of Information has published its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2012.
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2010

  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Malta 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta) - Malta's Department of Information has published its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2011.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Malta Year-End Bank Holidays Update

    Gozo News (Valetta) - Malta Bankers' Association has announced that Saturday, December 26, 2009, and Saturday, January 2, 2010, had been declared bank holidays and that, as such, all commercial banks would be closed for business on both those days.
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Malta 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Department of Information (Government of Malta) - The government of Malta Department of Information has published the official list of 2010 public holidays in Malta.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Malta National Day Public Holiday Selection Update

    The Times of Malta (Valletta) - Yesterday, Malta's Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi, has reiterated his suggestion that the September 21 Independence Day public holiday should be declared the National Day holiday of Malta.
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Malta Bank And Financial Holiday Monday

    Borza Ta' Malta (Malta Stock Exchange) - The Central Bank of Malta has announced that Easter Monday (April 13, 2009) had been declared a stock exchange holiday. No trading or settlement activity will take place on that day, and local banks will be closed.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Malta 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Department of Information (Government of Malta) - Malta's Department of Information has published its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2009.
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  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Malta Declares Year End Bank Holidays

    The Independent (Valletta) - Friday, December 26, 2008, and Friday, January 2, 2009, have been declared one-off bank holidays in Malta. As such, Malta's commercial banks will be closed on these 2 days.
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  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Malta's Discussing Reduction In Number Of Public Holidays

    The Times of Malta - In a recent letter to opposition leader, Labour leader Joseph Muscat, Malta's Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi, suggested having one national holiday instead of five.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Malta Businesses and Schools Expected To Come To A Standstill On March 10

    The Times of Malta - Business is likely to come to a standstill on Monday, March 10, 2008, especially in the capital, Valletta, and Sliema, as the island goes through the post-general election result routine, usually meaning traffic-clogged roads and widespread celebrations by supporters of the winning party.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Malta's MLP Would Restore Days In Lieu If Elected

    The Times of Malta - Malta's Labour Party has promised that, if elected in the next general elections, they would restore the pre-2005 practice of declaring a Monday public holiday when a fixed-date public holiday fell on a weekend.
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Malta Rules Out Return To Days In Lieu

    New Europe - At a recent meeting with members of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD), Finance Minister, Tonio Fenech, re-iterated its position that there would be no return to the policy of "Days in Lieu" (giving the next working day as a holiday whenever a public holiday falls on a week-end).
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Malta Declares Dun Gorg Preca’s Canonization Public Holiday

    MaltaMedia Daily News - The Minister for Education, Youths and Employment, Louis Galea, has declared the day a public holiday for all state, church and independent schools, on June 4th, 2007, the day after Dun Gorg Preca's canonization.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Malta Unions Ask For Return Of Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    The Malta Independent - The General Workers' Union (GWU) said the government should honour what it was told by the International Labour Organisation on public holidays falling on weekends, and change the position at law to how it stood before 2005.
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2005

  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Malta Public Holidays Amendments Challenged

    International Labour Organization (ILO) - Malta's General Workers' Union (GWU) has launched an official complaint in front of the ILO (International Labour Organization) claiming that the recent amendments to the National Holidays and Other Public Holidays Act (Chapter 252 of the Laws of Malta) violates Conventions Nos. 87 and 98 of the ILO.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Malta Votes Public Holidays Amendment

    Malta Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs (Valletta) - The official text of the amendments to the National Holidays and Other Public Holidays Act (Chapter 252 of the Laws of Malta) has been voted.
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2004

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Malta Proceeds With Amendment to Legislation On Public Holidays

    ICEM - The Government of Malta has introduced legislation discontinuing the practice of declaring day in lieu public holidays on the Monday following any fixed-date public holiday that falls on a weekend, as mandated in Malta's Industrial and Employments Relations Act.
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2001

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Malta Announces Year End Bank Holidays

    Malta Department of Information (Valletta) - Monday, December 24, and Monday, December 31, 2001, have been declared one-off bank holidays in Malta. On these 2 dates, Malta's commercial banks will be closed.
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See also: Malta bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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