Carnival 2015 in Malta
Malta Carnival 2015 will be held between the 13th and the 17th of February.
Programme of Events:
Thursday 12th February, 2015
5.30 pm – The official hoisting of Carnival flag at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta including re-enactment of the Carnival bandu by the traditionally dressed Grandmaster and soldiers.
Friday 13th February, 2015
5.30 pm – Dancing Competitions in Costumes Sections C, B and A followed by a defile lead by the King Carnival Float, Grotesque Masks, Dancing Company Section A and Satiric Floats. St. George’s Square seated arena tickets €5.
Saturday 14th February, 2015
9.30 am – Children’s Carnival with the participation of various dancing schools followed by a defile with the participation of King Carnival, isolated masks and bands. St. George’s Square seated arena tickets €5.
4.30 pm – Defile along the strees of Valletta with the participation of triumphal floats, bands, grottesque masks. Simultaneously other carnival events will be held in various areas in Valletta, till late; amongst which “Il-qarċilla” which will be held at various intervals in St. John’s Square.
6.00 pm – Dancing Competitions in costumes Sections C, B and A incorporated with a Gran Defile led by the King Carnival triumphal float, followed by Triumphal Floats Sections C, B and A, Satiric Floats and Dancing Company Section A Floats. St. George’s Square Arena Seating Tickets €10
Sunday 15th February, 2015
12.30 pm – Carnival Grand Defile starting from Castille Square, Merchants Street, Archbishop Street, proceeding to the Carnival Arena at St George’s Square. After St. George’s Square the defile continues along Republic Street up to City Gate.
2.30 pm – Grand Carnival Spectacle with the participation of Dancing Companies in Costume, Company floats Section A and B, Triumphal Floats, Grottesque Masks, Band and Satirical Floats. St. George’s Square Arena Seating Tickets €12
Monday 16th February, 2015
10.15 am – Monday Carnival Parade during the morning with the participation of various dancing schools and isolated masks.
4.00 pm – The last night of the dancing competitions in costumes sections C B and A followed by the Grand Defile including all triumphal floats, companies in costume and floats, grotesque masks and satirical floats. Special reduced price for St. George’s Square Arena Seating Tickets €5
Tuesday 17th February, 2015
10.15 am – Tuesday Carnival Parade during the morning with the participation of various dancing schools and isolated masks.
6.00 pm – Carnival Gran Finale along St Anne Street, Floriana with the participation of all items of this year’s Carnival.
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Here’s a review of Malta Carnival 2014: