Traditions, Celebrations, and Reflections
Easter is one of the most important religious holidays in Malta, with the majority of the population being Roman Catholic. It is a time of reflection, prayer, and celebration, and there are many traditions and customs that are followed throughout the country.
The Easter season in Malta begins on Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. During this time, many Maltese people give up something they enjoy, such as sweets or alcohol, as a way of showing sacrifice and penance.
One of the most popular Easter traditions in Malta is the Good Friday procession. This is a solemn event that takes place in most towns and villages across the country. The procession consists of a statue of Jesus carrying the cross, followed by other statues of saints and the Virgin Mary. The statues are carried through the streets by local people, dressed in traditional costumes and carrying candles. The procession is accompanied by somber music and prayers.
On Easter Sunday, there are many celebrations across the country. One of the most popular is the traditional Maltese lunch, which usually includes lamb or rabbit. In some areas, there are also processions and other religious events to mark the resurrection of Jesus.
Another important Easter tradition in Malta is the making of figolli. These are traditional almond-filled Easter cakes, shaped like various symbols such as eggs, rabbits, and hearts. Figolli are often given as gifts to family and friends during the Easter season. These delicacies are also prepared by our pastry team at Cafe 24, simply ask for them during your stay if you happen to be in Malta during Easter time.
Easter in Malta is a time of great importance and celebration. Whether you are a resident of Malta or a visitor, the Easter season is a wonderful time to experience the unique traditions and customs of this beautiful island nation.