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Malta 2022 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta)
Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: December 31, 2021


Malta's Government has published its annual official list of Malta national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2022.

As was the case for the past 8 years (2021-01-18, 2020-01-06, 2019-01-14, 2018-01-05, 2016-12-31, 2016-01-09, 2015-01-07 and 2014-01-10), the aforementioned announcement, of the official list of national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2022, was made later than a decade ago (2012-02-11, 2011-01-05 and 2010-01-07).

Some additional Malta 2022 bank holidays, restricted to banks and financial institutions, are usually declared later. In the more distant past, Malta bank holidays were declared on a case-by-case basis (2009-12-23, 2009-04-10, and 2008-12-19). However, in the more recent past, Malta bank holidays have been announced all at once, near the beginning of the year (2021-01-25, 2020-01-13, 2019-01-20, 2018-01-09, 2017-02-10, 2016-01-24, 2015-02-06, 2014-03-04 and 2011-04-20).

Once again, none of the aforementioned list of national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2022 is moved to a Monday.

However, late last year (2020-12-21), Malta's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela, did announce that, beginning in 2021, whenever a public holiday falls on a weekend or another public holiday, Malta workers would be entitled to a compensatory day’s leave (though not systematically on the next Monday).

Recall that during both the 2013 and 2017 general elections, which they won (2017-10-08 and 2013-03-10), Malta's Labour Party had promised to restore the system of Monday holidays when a public holiday fell on a Sunday (2017-05-07, 2013-02-01, 2012-08-28, 2005-01-15 and 2016-08-29).



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