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Valentine’s In Gozo History and legends have a way how they link themselves with today’s world. The ancient author Homer chose to depict Gozo as the romantic island of Calypso to the mythical narration of Odysseus falling in love while in captivity. All the way from the ancient Greek literature, Gozo still cherishes the panoramic Calypso’s cave, inspiring visitors to the modern Valentine’s day celebrations. The date kick starts the island’s all year cultural calendar for 2019, setting the pace for the Gozo Ministry to organise a varied list of thematic festivals throughout the year. We are fully geared up to promote the island as an all-year round distinct destination to visitors. We welcome you all to join in the popular events that celebrate the love for culture through purposely set up venues around Gozo, starting with St Valentine’s Day during the first weeks of February. So come and join the charming events to celebrate love and romance in idyllic Gozo for Valentine’s day! Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana Minister for Gozo


Gozo The mythical island of Ogygia, where the nymph Calypso captivated Ulysses with her magic for seven long years to make him fall in love with her awaits to exude its loving spell once more this coming festival of love – Valentine’s day. It comes as the ideal place where to spend your quality time with your loved one, so do come forth, embrace the island of love and settle in one of its sumptuous accommodations, fit to your liking and budget. Breathtaking views, scenic panoramas and iconic locations make Gozo the ultimate destination for any couple wishing to take a moment to celebrate its love. The stage is set up for you – be it the enchanting Villa Rundle Gardens for a magical evening or the ancient Cittadella for a romantic medieval night. Indulge yourselves in local Gozitan cuisine to complete your stay on Gozo, the place, the heart you’ll love. This Valentine’s Choose Gozo.

#inhobbok Friday, 1st to Thursday, 28th February

10.00 AM - 4.30 PM

Love from a Woman’s Eye A Collective Art Exhibition by Rosita Kvas, Emma Borg, Abi Macleod Clark bringing out the way women perceive, receive and transmit love. Free Entrance. Ċittadella Cultural Center Hall 2, Victoria

Friday, 1st to Thursday, 28th February

10.00 AM - 4.30 PM

Mother & Daughter... Heart & Soul Ceramics meets Mosaic - Katrin Formosa, a Ceramist of over 30 years experience and her daughter Lisa, a Mosaic artist with 15 years experience. The materials give the artists the ability to express their love and emotions, creating distinctive art pieces. Free Entrance. Ċittadella Cultural Center Hall 3, Victoria

Saturday, 2nd February

7.00 PM - 11.00 PM

Jammin’ from the Heart Join a musical journey for a good cause. Set in a relaxing atmosphere, a series of drum workshops and a jammin’ session are being organised in aid of projects in both Kenya and Ethiopia. The public is also invited to bring their own instruments, adding flavour to this soothing scene. Free Entrance. Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria


Saturday, 9th February 9.00 AM - 2:00 PM Love is Love LGBTI+ Gozo invites the public to join its annual open day. A series of talks, celebrating equal love, will be held. Stands will also be available to provide information about the organisation’s work, alongside other events that include a bake sale, face painting and much more. Free Entrance. Amphitheatre Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria

Saturday, 9th & Sunday, 10th February

10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Artisan Fair Stroll in the Villa Rundle Gardens and enjoy a variety of genuine handmade goods produced by local artisans. The fair will feature a vast assortment of crafts, showcasing the passion with which these artisans create little masterpieces from basic material. These goods will also be on sale and are guaranteed to make great gifts for your loved ones. Shop, Stroll & Eat. Free Entrance. Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria

Saturday, 9th February & Saturday, 16th February 10.30 AM - 12.30 PM Street Art The Gozo Visual and Performing Arts School will be taking part in the Street Art Trail on two consecutive Saturdays. Celebrating art in its many forms, our students will be working and showcasing their works in painting, wood & stone sculpture, pyrography and papier-mâché under the tutelage of their respective educators. This event will be the perfect opportunity to meet our students and educators while taking a closer look and appreciating the process and end-product of the different artworks. Republic Street, Victoria

Saturday, 9th February 8.00 PM - Lady & the Tramp (PG)

10.00 PM - Moulin Rouge (PG-13)

Drive-In Movie Night Sure we love movies & popcorn! Enjoy a Saturday evening in Gozo by visiting this one-off drivein movie theatre. An event where families and loved ones can watch movies from the comfort of their cars. The movies featured are classics within the love-theme universe, perfect for the Valentine mood of the week. Kids will fall in love with the timeless animation while adults will be intrigued by the story of the ill-fated love story between a stunning courtesan and a struggling young writer. Free Entrance. Leli Farrugia Football Ground (near main car-park), Victoria


Sunday, 10th February 9.00 AM - 12.00 PM Valentine’s Sweet Bakes Enjoy a variety of local pastries and chocolates that can be given as an ideal gift for this year’s Valentine’s Day. Event organised by Kummissjoni Żgħażagħ Fontana. Free Entrance. Church Parvis, Fontana

Saturday, 16th & Sunday, 17th February 10.00 AM - 12.30 PM (Saturday & Sunday)

5.00 PM - 7.00 PM (Saturday only)

Baked with Love Treat yourself to a variety of delicacies served on the most popular sidewalk in Republic Street, Victoria. Freshly baked cakes and muffins by the Aurora Youth Movement will be available for sale. Surprise your loved ones with a sweet gift. Free Entrance. Outside Leone Band Club, Republic Street, Victoria

Saturday, 16th February 7.00 PM Retro Cinema The Aurora Opera House will be opening its doors again, after some decades, as a cinema! During its early years of operation, the Aurora Opera House was the place to be in Gozo if you were a movie afficionado. Valentine’s weekend this year will see the return of this Retro Cinema, with the screening of “Saturday Night Fever” (1977) featuring John Travolta and Karen Gorney, a timeless epic that was in fact screened at the Aurora back in those days. Free Entrance. Aurora Opera House, Victoria

Saturday, 16th February 9.00 PM onwards Għawdex #inħobbok Concert A series of live acts, artists and DJs for a spectacular night with a difference in the heart of Victoria, at Independence Square. Ivan Grech (former Winter Moods frontman) is set to headline the event, backed by Pocci, Micimago & Benny Gee. Mark the date and be there with friends and family for a memorable time. Free Entrance. Independence Square, Victoria

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