Victory Day (Malta)

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Victory Day
Great Siege Memorial(Sciortino).JPG
The Victory Day Monument
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 2016 (2016-09-08)
Frequency annual
Statue of the Nativity of Mary at Senglea

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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