Maltese Christmas Traditions that you don’t want to miss out on this Year

Unless you’re one of those people who totally relate to the Grinch, at least a teeny, tiny part of you will always look forward to Christmas time. From decorating the tree, to trying to convince your partner that you really don’t need so many lights hanging across the façade of the house, and let’s not … Continue reading Maltese Christmas Traditions that you don’t want to miss out on this Year

6 Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

One of the best things about Christmas (after being able to stuff yourself silly with festive food and naughty holiday treats) has to be seeing the look on a loved one’s face when you know you just nailed the perfect Christmas gift. It’s not how much you spend on a present, of course. It’s all … Continue reading 6 Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

What’s on in Malta this December?

We might not have snow or snowmen, but Christmas in Malta is always something special anyway. The island comes alive with the warm glow of festive lights filling the quietest of village streets and you can feel the embrace of Christmas cheer and good will everywhere you go. This is one of the most fun-filled … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this December?

What’s on in Malta this November?

With Halloween behind us and Christmas merriment just around the corner, November is a month brimming with excitement and anticipation for all the fun to be had. With so much happening around Malta, it can be a little difficult to know which events to pencil into your calendar - that’s why we’re sharing 6 of … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this November?

5 ways to celebrate Halloween in Malta

Malta, being the Roman Catholic country that it is, has never been big on celebrating Halloween. However, this predominantly American holiday is growing in popularity in our islands as the years go by, and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. 1. Go on the Valletta Ghost Tour As you may or may not know, … Continue reading 5 ways to celebrate Halloween in Malta

Notte Bianca 2017: A Night to Remember

This annual celebration is a long-awaited one- locals and tourists alike look towards this night with anticipation throughout the entire year. On Saturday, October 7th, the city of Valletta will be laden with art shows, musical acts, theatrical acts, literary events and digital exhibitions. Shops, cafes and restaurants are open till the early hours of … Continue reading Notte Bianca 2017: A Night to Remember

What’s on in Malta this October?

Halloween is just around the corner, witches and wizards, but don’t worry - that doesn’t mean all the events this month are spooky and ghoulish. We’re in for another fun-filled month this October, with anything from dinner under the sparkling night sky to thought-provoking theatre, a tantalising tattoo expo, and more. Here’s a quick look … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this October?

Musical Acts to look forward to this Year

Malta and the arts- they go hand in hand. This tiny island is packed with local talent, and attracts musical acts from around the world. The following are a few well known acts to follow this year- trust me, they will knock your socks off. 1. Rotting Christ- 23rd September, 2017 This gig will be … Continue reading Musical Acts to look forward to this Year

What’s on in Malta this September?

Well hello sultry September! As summer slowly starts to turn into a pleasantly-warm (yet sometimes humid) Autumn, people all over the island rejoice at the thought of changing things up a little, breaking out the cardigans and light scarves in anticipation of not melting like an ice-cream under the August sun. You’ll be happy to … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this September?

Do you believe in Magic?

Magic is something that was ever-present in our childhood, but less so in our adulthood. From Disney movies, to television series like Bewitched, and finally, Harry Potter- who hasn’t been mesmerized by the idea of magic? Magic has been around for centuries, it is known as one of the oldest and most sought-after genres of … Continue reading Do you believe in Magic?

The Maltese Village Festas- Where to go this summer

Summer in Malta is known for a multitude of things- beaches, concerts, unbearable heat (I’m talking about you, heatwave ‘Lucifer’), but among the locals, summer usually indicates one thing- village festas. They are held on particular dates between the months of May and September. Love them or hate them, they happen; fireworks, festoons, flags, petards, … Continue reading The Maltese Village Festas- Where to go this summer

What’s on in Malta this August?

Hello August! If you thought the heat would stop us from making the absolute most of our sultry summer days, think again. This month is just as jam-packed with fun things to see and do – especially if you’re a music lover. Get your diary ready, because here are 6 of our favourite events happening … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this August?

6 Ideas for Father’s Day in Malta

Our dads are some of the most special persons in our lives. They give us life, they care for us in our early years (and sometimes even much later), and they give us wise and sage advice whenever we need it - sometimes even when we don't, but they always have our best intentions at … Continue reading 6 Ideas for Father’s Day in Malta

What’s on in Malta this June?

  1 | Wonder Woman Midnight Premiere (1st June) It’s finally Wonder Woman’s time to shine – and talented actress and model, Gal Gadot, is just the woman for the job. Even if you’re not a proud comic book geek, you’ll still enjoy watching this long-anticipated superhero spectacular. https://www.facebook.com/events/656024887938706/   2 | The Grid 2017 … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this June?

How to Treat Your Mother in Malta this Mother’s Day

Mothers. Sometimes, they can drive you up the wall, or nag you to the four corners of the earth. Little disputes here and there are inevitable with your mum. Regardless of all of that, your mother will always be one of the most important people in your life; perhaps the person who will always mean … Continue reading How to Treat Your Mother in Malta this Mother’s Day

The Grid 2017: Malta’s Toughest Obstacle Race

‘Blood, sweat, and tears’. This phrase, coined by Sir Winston Churchill, is now associated with hard work of any kind, and we think that it’s absolutely appropriate when talking about The Grid, Malta’s most challenging obstacle race ever. We’d love to tell you that Grid participants can bypass the blood and tears component of it … Continue reading The Grid 2017: Malta’s Toughest Obstacle Race

9 Things to do in Malta this May

May’s finally here! With the summer so close you could almost feel the cool, soft sand between your un-tanned toes, you can expect an endless stream of events to fill your calendar and keep you pleasantly busy throughout the season. But who wants to wait that long? Not us! Here are 9 of our favourite picks … Continue reading 9 Things to do in Malta this May

Facts about Rugby in Malta

One wonderful thing about Malta is that despite our size, all sports get love in one way or another. Even though football fans yell the loudest – or rather, they yell in the highest numbers – rugby is an incredibly close second in terms of popularity. Some people make the argument that as far as … Continue reading Facts about Rugby in Malta

The Craft Beer & Live Music Festival

Festival names are a curious affair. Some festivals have almost entirely cryptic names that delight the imagination, and could leave you guessing what the nature of the event is for hours unless you simply decide to look up more information. The Craft Beer & Live Music Festival is not one of those festivals. That’s not … Continue reading The Craft Beer & Live Music Festival

Some Pranks to Try in Malta this April Fool’s Day

With the first of April just around the corner, it’s time for something a little bit more light-hearted on our end. We wouldn’t say that Malta has a very strong April Fool’s culture here, although if you’ve been here enough you’ll know that the Maltese have a very specific brand of humour that’s witty and … Continue reading Some Pranks to Try in Malta this April Fool’s Day

Maltese Easter Productions to Watch in 2017

It’s that time of the year when the Passion is back in fashion. For Catholics in Malta and around the world, it’s a time of remembrance, solitude, contemplation, and ultimately celebration. However, it’s also a time in which devotees can show tribute to the biblical event by participating in plays and pageants.   This year, … Continue reading Maltese Easter Productions to Watch in 2017

March 25: A Super Day for the Arts!

There’s no shortage of cultural activity in Malta. It doesn’t matter how many times we say it – it just never stops being true. Sometimes, there are so many events happening on a single day that it’s absolutely impossible to select a single one. This year, the 25th of March is definitely one of those … Continue reading March 25: A Super Day for the Arts!

Irish Bars to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at in Malta

In this age of political correctness, some people might think that celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Malta is more or less cultural appropriation. It’s not a Maltese tradition by any stretch of the imagination – so why do we hit the pubs year after year? There’s no easy way to answer this question. Well, actually … Continue reading Irish Bars to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at in Malta

Stand-up Comedy in Malta

If you’re staying or living in Malta right now, you will have heard that the great Michael McIntyre is giving a show in Malta on the 22nd of April. If so, you’re either one of the lucky ones who managed to snag a ticket before they sold out in 90 minutes, or you might be … Continue reading Stand-up Comedy in Malta

This March, Robots Take Over

Ladies and gentlemen, the future is now. Or rather, the future is later this month. If you’re a technology-nut, it’s imperative that you get down to the MFCC (Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre) on the 24th and 25th of March for the Malta Robotics Olympiad 2017! The Malta Robotics Olympiad is a free annual event, … Continue reading This March, Robots Take Over

Crank Up the Volume at Metal Over Malta Festival III

Heavy metal has never been known as a particularly polite or accessible genre of music. Many misperceive it as a rowdy and violent genre with even rowdier and more violent fans. The reality is quite the opposite, though – heavy metal fans are simply enthralled by the diverse array of sounds that you can find … Continue reading Crank Up the Volume at Metal Over Malta Festival III

Pro Wrestling Malta presents: Hail to the King

This weekend is going to be bursting with Carnival related activities, but with so much noise and bustle in the streets we wouldn’t be surprised if you were looking for an alternative. If you’re set on a slightly different show, we’ve got a suggestion for you – how about you check out a Pro Wrestling … Continue reading Pro Wrestling Malta presents: Hail to the King

Get Fit for Charity with the Vodafone Malta Marathon 2017

It’s easy to get trapped into a routine with no exercise in it. It’s only February, and you might be one of the hundreds of people who already have new-year-resolution gym membership cards that are gathering dust. We’re not judging. Having to juggle between work and your busy life outside it can make you lose … Continue reading Get Fit for Charity with the Vodafone Malta Marathon 2017

Plan a Maltese Picnic This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Whether you’re planning to spend the day with your wife, long-term girlfriend, new lover, or someone you’re simply testing the waters with, you might be wondering how you’re going to impress your partner. How are you going to sweep them off their feet and whisk them into your arms … Continue reading Plan a Maltese Picnic This Valentine’s Day

The Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck

Shipwrecks are tragedies, of course, unless they somehow manage to instil a new religious faith to an entire nation for centuries to come. That’s how the story goes in Malta – St. Paul, now the Patron Saint of Malta, landed on our islands after a divinely fated shipwreck, and the rest is history. To commemorate … Continue reading The Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck

Carnival Treats You have to Try

It’s hard to pin down what makes Carnival such a lovable exercise in festivities, year after year. To anyone with a bout of scepticism, Carnival can seem rowdy, loud, gaudy and wild. To the optimistic eye, that is precisely the point – Carnival is not like any other time of the year. It’s a colourful … Continue reading Carnival Treats You have to Try

nosnow/noalps, and Plenty of Mountains Moved

On this blog, we love to emphasise time and again just how great Malta’s live music scene is. 2017’s first few months are already looking to be extremely vibrant in terms of concerts, with a rich mix of local and foreign acts promising to leave their mark all over our shores (Iron Maiden’s ex-singer, Blaze … Continue reading nosnow/noalps, and Plenty of Mountains Moved

Carnival in Malta 2017: What Can You Expect?

This year, Carnival is taking place between the 24th and 28th of February, making this article a month early in the calendar. You might be perplexed by this, but considering how seriously the Maltese take Carnival, with some diehards working towards the event all year round, an announcement just a month prior sounds just about … Continue reading Carnival in Malta 2017: What Can You Expect?

Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the EU 2017

Most of our articles have to do with things to do and see in Malta. In other words, what and where the hotspots and must-visits are. This article is a bit different; a little bit more on the informative side of things. You might have heard that Malta is currently undertaking the presidency role of … Continue reading Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the EU 2017

It’s the Stuff of Snuff (Boxes) at Palazzo Falson

Historic snuff boxes exhibition at Palazzo Falson in Mdina - a perfect addition to a day trip to Malta's old capital.

Maltese Bands Releasing an Album in 2017

Maltese Bands releasing an album in 2017 - Maltese music scene, alternative music, local music

NYE Parties You Can’t Miss

New Year's Eve in Malta - what to do, where to go to celebrate the start of the New Year while in Malta.

New Year’s Eve: Valletta Style!

If you want to do New Year's Eve Maltese style on a national level, this is the way to do it.

The Valletta International Baroque Music Festival

Music fans in Malta are truly blessed. From alternative rock to EDM, one doesn’t need to venture far to find a thriving scene. Yet not everyone might know that Malta is also home to one of Europe’s most exciting Baroque music festivals. If you’re the kind of person who would rather baroque on than rock … Continue reading The Valletta International Baroque Music Festival

A Maltese Christmas Checklist

If you’re in Malta and need to get into the Christmas spirit we’ve come up with a checklist for things to look out for during the Christmas season in Malta.

5 Christmas Treats You Definitely Need to Try in Malta

Popular Maltese Christmas Treats - treat yourself and your sweet tooth this Christmas season!

The Day Malta Became a Republic

Not many Maltese people would readily admit that we have too many public holidays, and let’s face it; why would we? Public holidays are great! Our island is home to the most holidays in the European Union, which we’re happy to count as a pretty substantial achievement. Besides, public holidays aren’t just fun, whimsical days … Continue reading The Day Malta Became a Republic

Christmassy Locations in Malta

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you might initially be disappointed by what Malta has to offer this holiday season. Snow alone doesn’t make a good Christmas, though! In fact, we can say with confidence that Malta’s Christmas is one of the most exciting around. We even have the CNN backing our claims up, … Continue reading Christmassy Locations in Malta

How to Make Imbuljuta tal-Qastan

It’s official: Christmas is less than a month away. That means that we can we can talk about our favourite holiday without shame; when we want and for how long we want to. Scrooges of Malta, beware! Joking aside, it’s impossible to not get excited about Christmas and its traditions. Regardless of what the holiday … Continue reading How to Make Imbuljuta tal-Qastan

ŻiguŻajg: Art for Young Minds

Even if you’re unfamiliar with the Maltese tongue, you may have noticed that some words roll off the tongue in the most delightful way. When this happens, you can bet that those words mean something that is equally delightful. Take ŻiguŻajg, for example. Say it slowly; utter each syllable. Isn’t it a gorgeous word? What … Continue reading ŻiguŻajg: Art for Young Minds