Summer in Malta is traditionally considered by many ‘Festa’ season just about every weekend is put to good use by a village that’s the feast of its patron saint.
The main streets of the celebrants are colorfully decorated with a variety of banners, festoons, and wooden columns. The residents of the village or town also get in on the mood of the festivals by using lit up festoons and red and blue drapes to decorate their own rooftops and balconies. You’ll also see numerous flags hoisted to honour the saint that is being so enthusiastically celebrated.
The insides of the local family homes are traditionally decorated and you may be able to get a peek inside through open windows and doors. However, if you’re lucky, you may be invited inside by the family to have a good, close up look at the decorations.
The Maltese sure know how to celebrate at festa time as the average festa lasts at least three days, with some of them being even longer. You’ll find a variety of fast and traditional food stands on display where you can sample the local delicacies. Some of the most popular items include a Maltese-style of nougat.
Many of the village and town festas serve up an explosive display of colourful fireworks when the evening falls. This is a spectacular way to end a long and enjoyable day of celebrating.