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How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In Malta!

How To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day In Malta!
Mar 14 2024 Share

Top’o the mornin’ to ya! Are you ready to immerse yourself in a sea of green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like never before?

Malta, with its vibrant culture and picturesque landscapes, offers a unique setting to honour the patron saint of Ireland. From dressing up in spirited costumes to savouring the day in a cosy Irish pub, the Maltese islands come alive with festivities. So, whether you’re a local or a visitor, get ready to embark on a whimsical journey filled with laughter, luck, and a touch of Irish charm.

1. Dress to Impress in Green

First thing’s first: if you’re not wearing green, are you even celebrating? But why stop at just a green shirt when you can embrace the full spirit with a top hat, a big red beard, or even fairy wings? Dressing up adds an extra layer of fun to the festivities and makes for fantastic photos. Remember, the bolder, the better!

2. The Heart of the Celebration: St. Julian’s

St. Julian’s transforms into the epicentre of St. Patrick’s Day in Malta, buzzing with life, music, and laughter. The streets come alive with parades, live performances, and people from all walks of life celebrating in unity. It’s a spectacle not to be missed and a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the joyous atmosphere.

3. A Toast to Tradition

For those seeking a more laid-back experience, Malta’s Irish pubs offer a cosy retreat. Each pub, from the bustling corners of Valletta to the serene harbours of Sliema, brings a slice of Ireland to the Mediterranean. Special St. Patrick’s Day menus, live music, and themed decorations create a warm, inviting atmosphere. It’s the perfect setting to share a laugh, enjoy some hearty Irish fare, and maybe, just maybe, find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

4. A Jig to Remember

No St. Patrick’s Day in Malta would be complete without the heart-pounding, foot-tapping rhythms of traditional Irish dance. As the streets are awash with green, a special kind of magic comes alive through the art of dance. It’s a spectacle of coordination and energy, with each dancer perfectly in sync, their feet moving in complex rhythms that seem to defy possibility. You’ll leave with a spring in your step and a rhythm in your heart

5. Host Your Own Green Gala

Not in the mood for crowds? Bring St. Patrick’s Day home by decking out your living room in green and baking some themed goodies. It’s a wonderful way to spend quality time with friends or family, enjoying the spirit of the day in the comfort of your own home. Plus, who can say no to green cupcakes?

6. Dodge the Crowds with a Clover Hunt

If you prefer a quiet day with nature, why not don a green jumper and go hunting for four-leaf clovers with your furry friend? It’s a peaceful way to connect with the holiday’s roots. It’s a chance to reflect, find peace, and perhaps even stumble upon a bit of luck hidden beneath the greenery.

7. Try your Luck!

Now, for those who feel a bit more daring and wish to try their luck, why not try your hand at a Happy St.Patrick’s Day scratchcard?

This St.Paddy’s themed scratchcard is adorned with Irish charm, and with €100,000 up for grabs, you’re going to want to hold on to your shamrocks!

All you have to do is match 3 symbols and you could win your own pot of gold! But that’s not all.

Right now, you can get 5 Happy St.Patrick’s Day scratchcards for just €1 with Lottoland.

That’s 5 chances at a whopping €100,000 for just €1!

How it works:

1. Sign up to Lottoland with this link

2. Get x5 scratchcards for €1 [Save €4]

3. Match 3 symbols to win up to €100k

However you choose to spend this St.Patrick’s Day, make it one to remember. Even if the Maltese weather is probably the furthest thing from that Irish feeling, make it yours, make it green, and make it jolly! Click here to get started.

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Lottoland is operated by European Lotto and Betting Limited and is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, license number MGA/B2C/609/2018. Promotion is available to new players only. Players must be 18 or over.

Promotion is redeemable once per player. Promo runs to 23:59 CEST 31/03/24. Any unredeemed scratchcards will become void seven (7) days after being credited to the player’s account. Scratchcards redeemed as part of this promotion may only be used in respect of the St Patrick’s Day Scratchcard.

These terms are supplemental to Lottoland’s Promotional Terms and Conditions which are found here. Gambling can be harmful if not controlled. Please play responsibly. For help visit rgf.org.mt.


Father & Son Graduate Together For A Second Time

Father & Son Graduate Together For A Second Time
Mar 14 2024 Share

In March 2024, Valletta witnessed the proud procession of nearly 1,500 PhD and Master’s graduands. Among them were father and son, Philip Mifsud and André Mifsud Kingswell, celebrating their second graduation together.

Having previously earned a Bachelor of Laws, they both achieved a Master’s in Advocacy. Despite a 28-year age gap and differing study styles, they peacefully attended lectures and studied together, strengthening their bond.

André reflected, “We would get on each other’s nerves, but we have both been blessed with patience, maybe more him with me, but we’ve always managed, and they were five of the most rewarding years of my life.”

Philip added, “That was one of the matters we took into consideration… I was concerned I would become a burden… but we discussed it thoroughly.”

Their journey taught them mutual understanding and the importance of perseverance. While they may not practice law together due to their differing professions, they share an interest in civil law.

Philip encourages lifelong learning, stating, “At first, you will see a steep mountain to climb… but the satisfaction of graduating and crossing the finish line far outweighs that.” Their story exemplifies familial support and the enduring pursuit of education.


Credit: University of Malta

1 In Every 5 Maltese Experienced Stalking

1 In Every 5 Maltese Experienced Stalking
Mar 14 2024 Share

Shockingly, 20.4% of individuals aged 18 to 74 experienced stalking, with a higher rate among females (25.2%) compared to males (16.1%).

Notably, 3.3% of individuals endured stalking before the age of 15. Male perpetrators were responsible for stalking in 14.6% of cases, while 3.6% involved female perpetrators.

Alarmingly, 76.3% of stalking victims did not report their experiences to the Police. These findings underscore the prevalence of stalking and the reluctance of victims to report incidents, reflecting broader concerns regarding GBV.

The data, collected by the NSO, emphasizes the urgency for comprehensive measures to address stalking and GBV, ensuring the safety and well-being of all individuals in Malta.

This data was collected by the NSO for the Survey on Safety and Well-Being, concerning Malta in 2022, mirroring the EU-Gender-Based Violence Survey (EU-GBV), to assess gender-based violence (GBV) prevalence and characteristics.


1 In 10 Females Experienced At Least 1 Sexual Violence In Life

1 In 10 Females Experienced At Least 1 Sexual Violence In Life
Mar 14 2024 Share

Results showed 22.9% of Maltese individuals aged 18 to 74 experienced physical or sexual violence during their lifetime, with a slightly higher prevalence among females (24.4%) than males (21.6%).

This data was collected by the NSO for the Survey on Safety and Well-Being, concerning Malta in 2022, mirroring the EU-Gender-Based Violence Survey (EU-GBV), to assess gender-based violence (GBV) prevalence and characteristics.

Approximately one in five individuals experienced physical violence, with equal rates among genders. Alarmingly, 11.1% of females experienced sexual violence, contrasting with 2.5% of males.

Regarding sexual harassment at work, findings were concerning. Among Maltese individuals who ever worked, 27.1% of females and 11.0% of males reported experiencing it.

Different forms of harassment were noted, including staring or leering (12.2%) and indecent sexual jokes or remarks (10.2%).

These statistics underscore the pervasive nature of gender-based violence and sexual harassment in Malta, highlighting the urgency for comprehensive measures to address and prevent such occurrences.