In Malta or Gozo, you can always find something to do, despite the country’s size! In this article you can find some of the most popular feasts and events happening in March this year. Some are not to be missed and you will get to experience the Maltese traditions, culture and history first hand.

3rd March – Triathlon Standard Distance Season Opener

An established athletic event which is exciting as it is challenging. Come and be part of this event, for more information, visit Triathlon Malta.

4-10th March – Cosi Fan Tutte

Commencing at 7.30pm is the Cosi Fan Tutte Opera. For the third consecutive time, Da Ponte/Mozart operas can be enjoyed at the Teatru Manoel in the first week of March. Following Mozart, one will also experience operas from Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni.

You can find more information on the Teatru Manoel website.

16th March – Mahler’s Fifth

On the 16th of March, music enthusiasts can go the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta to enjoy a night of great music, such as, songs from the romantic period. A well renowned violinist, Guy Braunstein will be joining the orchestra for a Brahms’ violin concerto.

Visit the MCC website for more information on the orchestra.

19th March – Gaulitana

A Festival of Music. This event can be enjoyed in various locations around Gozo and it features some of the top local and internationals artists. Furthermore, om the day, one can find a programme full of events, talks and concerts.

The event will run for 5 weeks and finishes with an intense Opera Weekend (from 5-7th April). You can attend this for free! Visit Gaulitana for more.

22nd March – Music of Mystery & Magic

There are two versions of this, on separate dates. On the 22nd of March, you can find the schools’ performance of Music Of Mystery and Magic. This is the annual Family fanfare concert. This year will be like no other year, as visitors can now experience a dark musical world in an interactive concert.

A day later, on the 23rd of March there is the Music of Mystery & Magic for an older audience. This focuses on an opera concert, making it the third consecutive year for Mozart Operas.

You can find more information on the Teatru Manoel website.

31st March – Jum Il-Helsien

All day at Birgu and Valletta! In March 1979, after 180 years on the island, the British troops left the Maltese islands. On this day, Malta celebrate Jum il-Helsien, which translates to Freedom Day! You will find a ceremony that is held just next to Freedom Monument in Birgu. Furthermore, a regatta takes places in the Grand Harbour in Valletta on the 31st, in the afternoon.

Visit Festivals Malta for more information.