There are 14 public holidays in Malta in 2023, and two of them fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck
Around 60 AD, St. Paul went to Rome from Jerusalem, but the storm was so strong and blew his vessel to the island's shores. St. Paul was highly welcomed in Malta, and he established the first Christian community on the Island. The holiday falls on February 10, 2023.
Feast of St. Joseph
St. Joseph is the husband of the Virgin Mary and stepfather of Jesus Christ. St. Joseph's Day is the principal feast day of Saint Joseph in Western Christianity. It is a public holiday in Liechtenstein, observed on March 19, 2023.
Freedom Day, observed on March 31, 2023, celebrates the anniversary of the withdrawal of British troops and the Royal Navy from Malta in 1979. Malta became a British protectorate in 1800 and a British Crown colony in 1813. Malta gained independence as the State of Malta in 1964.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Sette Giugno, observed on June 7, 2023, commemorates the events when British troops fired into the crowd during the riots in 1919. Following World War I, the cost of living in Malta increased dramatically because the imports were limited, and people's income could not keep up with the cost of living.
Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
The Feast of St. Peter and Paul, celebrated on June 29, 2023, commemorates the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Saint Peter was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. Saint Paul was not one of the Twelve Apostles, but he was a Christian apostle who spread the teachings of Jesus in the first century.
Feast of Mary's Assumption
Feast of Mary's Assumption commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. The holiday is observed on August 15, 2023.
Victory Day is a public holiday in Malta, observed on September 8, 2023. The holiday has historical connections with 3 sieges in Malta: the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, the Siege of Valletta in 1800, and the Siege of Malta in 1943.
Independence Day, observed on September 21, 2023, celebrates the anniversary when Malta gaining independence from the United Kingdom on September 21, 1964. Malta became a British protectorate in 1800 after the Siege of Malta and transformed into a British Crown colony in 1813.
The holiday is observed on December 8, 2023, and it celebrates the Virgin Mary has been free of original sin from the moment of her conception.
Republic Day is a public holiday in Malta, observed on December 13, 2023. The holiday celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Malta on December 13, 1974. Malta became a British protectorate in 1800 after the Siege of Malta and transformed into a British Crown colony in 1813.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Malta in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck||Feb 10, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Feast of St. Joseph||Mar 19, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Freedom Day||Mar 31, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Sette Giugno||Jun 07, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Feast of Mary's Assumption||Aug 15, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Victory Day||Sep 08, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Sep 21, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Immaculate Conception||Dec 08, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Republic Day||Dec 13, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Malta in 2023.