As various artists around Malta and Gozo give the finishing touches to their Carnival floats ahead of the festivities taking place, Prime Minister Robert Abela paid a visit to the various artists.
Organised by Festivals Malta, Malta’s Carnival is one of the oldest traditions held on the islands, going back approximately 500 years.
The activities will be spread over 5 days in Valletta, with various competitions taking place ranging from floats, competitive dance, installations, costumes, etc.
The Prime Minister talked about the tradition with the participants, who explained to him how they create their work through a creative process.
The work takes three months or more to complete, earning the praise of Abela for the determination and commitment to the craft.
The Prime Minister also got a chance to see the new vehicles which will be used during Carnival, which were made possible through a €2.1 million investment.
He explained how the government is committed to continue investing into this cultural sector and making it sustainable and secure for all those participating.