It’s good to be back! While we have already enjoyed an abridged version of Carnival in February this year, we are delighted to be back so soon with a full Carnival programme in May!

This edition will feature three days of Carnival celebrations around Valletta, with a défilé of Artistic Installations, Grotesque Masks and King Carnival from the February Edition, as well as competitive dancing in St George’s Square Valletta. The programme will also include Children’s Carnival on Saturday Morning, the Guggen Muzik Band Parade around Valletta, a live rendition of il-Qarċilla and Ballu Tritoni. Carnival will also make its way to various villages across Malta, with a spontaneous Carnival celebration Ħal Għaxaq!

Here’s to celebrating our cultural traditions as they should be - Welcome to Malta Carnival 2022!

Jason Busuttil

Artistic Director Foreword