Victory Day (Malta)

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Victory Day
Fort St Angelo by night.jpg
Fireworks above Fort St. Angelo on Victory Day 2016
Also called Il-Vitorja
Observed by Malta
Significance In remembrance of the victories in the Sieges of Malta of 1565, 1800 and 1943.
Date 8 September
Next time 8 September 2017 (2017-09-08)
Frequency annual

Victory Day, 8 September, is a national holiday in Malta. It is locally known as il-Vitorja (the Victory) and il-Bambina (Baby Mary). It marks the following events:

The day is also connected to the Nativity of Mary, and in fact feasts are celebrated in Xagħra, Naxxar, Senglea, and Mellieħa on the day.

The traditional regatta featuring boat races in the Grand Harbour is also held on Victory Day.[1]


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