February brings along the carnival week, which takes on a traditional pattern; extravagantly coloured floats are perched on lorries ready for the procession, children running around in fancy costumes, never will you see more Zorros, Indian chiefs, robots and little senoritas all packed in one place!
The heart of the action takes place in St. Georges Square Valletta, though various towns and villages across the Island have their own version of festivities. Carnival in Valletta (7th – 17th February) is a highly-organised affair, perfect for families with small children.
Malta’s carnivals are loud, brash and colourful with an emphasis on fun. The carnival week is a time to let your hair down and go with the flow – perfect for those who enjoy a good party!