Malta Republic Day

Malta Republic Day Quick Facts

AKA Name:Jum ir-Repubblika
Hashtags:#RepublicDayOfMalta
2019 Date:13 December 2019
2020 Date:13 December 2020
Malta Republic Day

Malta Republic Day History

Malta Republic Day celebrates the official amendment of Malta’s constitution and the birth of an independent Republic. The day also celebrates the first president in Malta’s history, President Anthony Mamo, who was appointed as president of the new Republic and the country’s debut in the Commonwealth of Nations. In 1964, Malta gained independence from Britain however the British Monarch remained the head of state until 1979.

Malta Republic Day is held annually on 13 December. It is one of a number of Malta’s national holidays celebrating its independence which also include Freedom Day and Independence Day.

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Malta Republic Day Facts & Quotes

  • Over the last 2000 years, Malta has been subjected to 11 different foreign rulers; France and Britain are its two most recent rulers.
  • The geographic area that Malta occupies was once a part of mainland Europe. Approximately 17,000 years ago, Malta was part of a mountaintop connected to mainland Italy.
  • The Mosta Dome, one of Malta’s largest and oldest churches miraculously survived WWII despite German forces having dropped a 500kg bomb on it (the bomb failed to detonate).
  • Malta finally lowered the British Union Jack flag in 1979 and replaced it with its own flag.
  • On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag! – Alexander Henry, A leading pioneer in the British-Canadian fur trade.

Malta Republic Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit the Monument of Republic Day at Marsa. This monument was erected specifically to celebrate Malta becoming a Republic. It is one of the most popular places to celebrate Republic Day and show your Maltese pride with national colours and flags.
  • Watch a movie that is set in Malta or is about Maltese history. Some of our favourites are: Malta Story (1953), 48 Hours in Malta (2013), and Passfire (2016).
  • Attend the fireworks display over the Grand Harbour. They are some of the largest fireworks displays all of Malta and typically feature a large production value.
  • Enjoy a typical Maltese dish. Try Lampuki pie (fish pie), bragioli (beef olives), kapunata (like Ratatouille) or helwa tak-tork (crushed sweet almonds).
  • Spread awareness on social media by using the hashtags #MaltaRepublicDay, #MaltaRepublic and #RepublicDay.

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