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MALTA & GOZO CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2020

JANUARY

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Feast of St Paul’s Russian Sounds Teatru Manoel, Valletta Shipwreck Parish Church of St Paul, Valletta

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19 Attard 10K Road Race

1930 - 2200

The feast is held in commemoration of the Shipwreck of St Paul on Malta’s shores in 60 AD. (Acts, Luke, 28). According to tradition, St Paul established the first Christian community on the Island. Religious ceremonies and street festivities are held in and around St Paul’s Shipwreck Parish, Valletta over three days. The street celebrations include a solemn procession as well as a joyous one (il-briju) accompanied by festa band marches.

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The MPO Principal Conductor leads the orchestra in a programme of Russian works. Scriabin’s symphony was defined as “the new Bible” by Vassily Safonoff, at the time conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Ingeniously, the composer developed the sombre initial theme into a triumphant finale hymn, establishing a cyclic link between the movements.

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www.maltaorchestra.com

www.thechurchinmalta.org/mt/

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Fast 10K race in central Malta. This is the last mass event before the Malta Marathon. www.maltamarathon.com/

02, 09, 16 In Guardia Show Fort St. Elmo, Valletta 1100 - 1145 _

A cast of 50 re-enactors in full uniform perform a military drill to demonstrate their skills to the Grand Bailiff of the Order of St John. This re-enactment evokes a historic event that used to take place in the larger fortifications from time to time in 16th and 17th Century Malta.

25 Carnival Malta & Gozo All day _

In Malta, the roots of Carnival can be traced back to the early 1400s, although it was the Knights of the Order of St John that endowed the national festivities with spectacle and pageantry. www.festivalsmalta.com

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