25 - 31 Mar 2017
All Day


The National Festivities Committee has recently announced the following activities in celebration of the 38th anniversary of Malta’s Freedom Day.

25th March 

Massed Band Display at 10.30am – Musical performance by the Armed Forces of Malta band and the Malta Police band in St. George’s Square in Valletta.


31st March – Commemorative Ceremony

10.30am – Band march that begins from Triq ix-Xatt, Cospicua, continues through St. Lawrence Street, Vittoriosa, and ends at the Freedom Day Monument in Vittoriosa.

10.45am – Arrival of the band and a detachment of the Armed Forces at the Freedom Day Monument.


10.50am – Arrival of the Commander of the Armed Forces.

10.53am – Arrival of the Leader of the Opposition.

10.55am – Arrival of the Prime Minister.

11.00am – Arrival of Her Excellency, the President of Malta.


H.E. the President of Malta inspects the Guard of Honour.

H.E. the President of Malta along with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition walk to the top of the Monument. The Freedom Hymn and a fanfare are played and flowers are laid at the foot of the Monument.

The National Anthem is played.



1pm – Traditional Regatta in the Grand Harbour organised by SportMalta. Traditional Maltese boat races will take place, including Boats A tal-Midalji – Frejgatini, Boats C tal-Pass – Kajjikki, and Boats B tal-Pass in both Open and Reserves categories. Trophies and special prizes will be presented after each race. The Shield presentation will take place once all the races are finished. Shields will be awarded to the clubs who obtain the highest amount of points in both the Open and Reserves categories respectively.