This event, usually held on the Sunday closest to the 11th of November (the day the Armistice was signed in 1918 bringing the end of the first world war), sees government officials, war veterans as the Armed Forces of Malta hold a remembrance ceremony for fallen soldiers who bravely fought for their country during both world wars.
Remembrance Day or ‘Poppy Day’, commences with a Pontifical Mass, led by the Bishop of Malta, at the St John Co-Cathedral in Valletta. This mass is then followed by a parade from the Floriana Granaries to the National War memorial, where poppy wreaths are laid by the President of Malta, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of Representatives, the diplomatic corps and former servicemen. After a few moments of silence, poppies will be scattered on the monument by a low-flying AFM military aircraft. Similar events take place in Gozo at the War Memorial in Victoria.
This year, Remembrance Day will take place on Sunday 8th November 2020, marking the 102nd anniversary from the Armistice signing in 1918.
This event, usually held on the Sunday closest to the 11th of November (the day the Armistice was signed in 1918 bringing the end of the first world war)