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National traditions of Malta. Habits, mentality and the way of living

St. Julians Malta is a small island state in the Mediterranean Sea. Since the 16th century Arab and European empires fought for its lands, which could not but affect the national composition and culture of the country. Initially, the local inhabitants of the Maltese archipelago were descendants of ancient Phoenicians who colonized the islands. The centuries-old Arab presence has had a significant impact on their culture, traditions, cuisine and language. Since the 13th century, Malta has become part of Sicily. The islands have begun active integration of European culture, which continued with the colonization of Great Britain. The official languages ​​in Malta are English and Maltese, based on Arabic with an admixture of Italian. Despite lasting Arab influence, 98% of the Maltese believers belong to Catholicism. Local residents are quite conservative. The family plays a fundamental role in the life of the Maltese. Locals celebrate holidays in a wide family circle, which includes distant relatives. In order to get together the whole family, they do not need a special reason - enough a desire to see one’s relatives. Family dinners or lunch often gathers at the table dozens of people. The meeting easily grows into a merry and noisy holiday. The standard of living in Malta is quite high, which allows locals to feel comfortable and enjoy a serene life in this beautiful region of the Mediterranean.
Malta is considered an industrial country. The most developed sectors are industry, trade, the service sector and as well as the financial sector. It …
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The Maltese are very open and friendly people. They hospitably welcome visitors and tourist. Language tourism is very developed in the country. Many families accept students and schoolchildren from other countries for training. The Maltese have an excellent sense of humor and cheerfulness. They are incredibly curious and are happy to ask visitors from other countries about where they work, what they do, and for what purpose they came to their state. This trait was transmitted to them from no less curious neighbors - Italians. The Maltese are incredibly loyal – all their lives they cheer and support the same football club and stick to the same political beliefs. This feature extends to both young and adult Maltese.
The inhabitants of Malta are representatives of the famous Mediterranean temperament. Maltese can be expressive and emotional, but they are rarely the first to show aggression. This behavior can only be provoked by a serious reason. Many guests of the country consider locals to be lazy and slow; however these features are typical of all the inhabitants of the Mediterranean. The desire to evade one's direct duties, the lack of commitment and the desire to postpone everything for later are partly the result of a hot climate that disposes more to rest than to work. The most characteristic branches for the Maltese are handicrafts and folk craft. They make magnificent baskets, wicker furniture and glassware. Copyright
A small island in the Mediterranean Sea where the sun shines 12 months a year, Malta has always been a famous beach resort. However, not many know …
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The Maltese are widely known for their passion for music. Many Maltese performers have gained wide popularity throughout Europe thanks to the Eurovision song contest. Traditionally the strongest vocalists go to the contest from the country. Folklore motives are very popular on the islands, traditional music is called Ghana. It can be heard at many music festivals and national holidays. It has different currents, one of which involves incredibly high notes during performance. Pop music is also very well developed. In numerous Maltese discos, you can increasingly hear the electronic music of local DJs.
Red Tower Another interesting tradition of the Maltese that is incredibly attractive for tourists is a Saturday barbecue. Every Saturday the Maltese go to the seaside to spend time with their families and friends. With them, they take all the tools for cooking barbecues - braziers, skewers, and, of course, meat. As a rule, a barbecue on Saturdays starts in the evening. As a result, from afar on the beaches you can see dozens of lights from small fires. Along the shore you can find a lot of pavilions offering various products for barbecue. They can be bought and used on site or taken home as a souvenir.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas in Malta
♥   Katidral Metropolitan Ta’ San Pawl, Mdina. On the map   Photos
♥   Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann, Valletta. On the map   Photos
♥   Santwarju Bazilika tal-Madonna tal-Karmnu, Valletta. On the map   Photos
♥   Bażilika San Gorg, Victoria. On the map   Photos
♥   Santwarju Ta’ Pinu, Għarb. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Malta
♥   Castle 'Verdala Palace' . On the map   Photos
Country maps Maps of Malta
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Map of cities Cities map of Malta
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Unique traditions in cities of Malta

Many celebrations have a long history, and some events have appeared relatively not long ago. Despite the age and reason, all celebrations are well-organized and interesting to attend. Regatta remains one of the most popular and beloved celebrations among local people. Traditionally, the regatta starts in the Grand Harbor on September 8. This holiday is a tribute to a very important historic event that happened in 1565. On September 8, 1565, the city managed to counter a powerful attack of … Read more
Malta Island
Thus, one of the most popular traditions is Saturday barbecue. The question: “What are you doing Saturday evening?” will get a definite answer from every native, being: “Having a family barbecue!” During a Saturday evening trip to the sea coast one will see numerous fires lighting up the coastline and the air gets saturated with a tempting barbecue aroma. The original Maltese tradition has led to the appearance of numerous pavilions offering various accessories and barbecue tools for … Read more
Comino Island
In the whole, Gozo is one of the safest places in Europe. Not long ago nobody here even locked their doors. However, with the increasing number of tourists and immigrants, the crime rate raised, but it is still the lowest in Europe. You shouldn’t leave valuable things unattended, but you shouldn’t expect a robbery from the locals either. Note one important thing: on Gozo, where people have lived separately for centuries, they speak a distinctive Maltese dialect. Not everyone here speaks … Read more

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