Victory Day (Malta)
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Fireworks above Fort St. Angelo on Victory Day 2016
|Significance||In remembrance of the victories in the Sieges of Malta of 1565, 1800 and 1943.|
|Next time||8 September 2017|
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 victory by the Knights of St. John ending the Great Siege by the Turks of 1565.
- The rebellion against the French troops occupying Malta in September 1800
- Italy ended hostilities against the Allies marking an end to siege of Malta in 1943, and turned against its former German ally.
- "Traditional Rowing (run by Kalkara Regatta Club)". University of Malta. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
- Victory Day in other countries
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