Malta Carnival

Malta Carnival Starts February 25


Malta, an archipelago in the Mediterranean, is celebrating the annual Il-Karnival ta’ Malta (Carnival) from February 25th through March 1st, 2022.

Festivals Malta announced that activities will still take place (although with a reduced program that follows the current Covid-19 measures.

Il-Karnival ta’ Malta Artistic Director Jason Busuttil explained that this year’s program will include various competitive installations throughout the streets of Valletta, Malta’s Capital, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, between February 25th and March 1st including, a photographic exhibition by German photographer Frank Kirchner, curated by Antoine Farrugiaand a costumes exhibition featuring works from the past years and a live production of Il-Qarċilla, all in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv. The historic Manoel Theatre, in collaboration with the TOI TOI Collective, will also produce a live theatrical show which includes dance, projections and other activities suitable for children, which is being supported by Festivals Malta.

Festivals Malta Chairman, Norman Hamilton, commented on Carnival’s significant historical heritage and the constant investment and opportunities Festivals Malta is providing for artists within different artistic sectors.

“Festivals Malta takes pride in investing in local artists through various initiatives, such as the Carnival workshop held last summer and other initiatives such as the I.COM Project and much more”, concluded Mr Hamilton, Festivals Malta Chairman.

“Il-Karnival ta’ Malta is an important event in Malta’s cultural calendar and Festivals Malta has has made it its mission to preserve the traditions and customs associated with Maltese Carnival, while also elevating it as a quality festival, explained Annabelle Stivala, Festivals Malta CEO.

Il-Karnival ta’ Malta is organized by Festivals Malta, in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv and supported by Kinnie and Mapfre MSV Life. For more information about this year’s program visit

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