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Choosing your Wedding Date

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Choosing your wedding date is a very important decision that you will need to make. You can only start planning your wedding after a date has been selected.


What may come as a surprise to many of you is that selecting your wedding date depends mostly on whether you want a particular reception venue and/or a particular church/ceremony venue.

Generally speaking, the more in advance you plan your wedding, the greater the choice of venue and church you will have.

Start 2 years in advance

It is suggested you start discussing the date with your partner around two years before, especially if you intend to get married in the most popular months of May, June, September or October.

You need to initially make sure that on your chosen date, parents, members of the bridal party and other close friends are available.  Check beforehand as they might have committed themselves to other matters from which they would not be able to free themselves.  Also check if any of your relatives are going to get married on the same date!

Prioritize – Venue or Date?

You have to decide what your priorities are: the reception venue or the wedding date itself?

If the venue is the most important to you, contact the particular venue manager to check availability.  If you want an outdoor wedding, plan the date around the seasons to ensure you are not disappointed by the weather. Read this article for tips on choosing your wedding venue. (new window)

If the date is the most important factor, be ready to accept vendors other than the ones you may have originally shortlisted.  Many popular venues are booked up years in advance and you are far more likely to find the less popular ones available.

When choosing your date, try to choose one that has sentimental value associated with it. For example, the anniversary of the first day you met or the first time you kissed.  It is certainly more romantic to link the date with another occasion.

Be sure that there are no village feasts in the vicinity of your chosen church or reception venue. Consider the strong possibility of getting stuck in traffic and arriving late.  See this article for the dates of feasts in Malta and Gozo.(new window)

On the other hand, it might be ideal to have your wedding on the eve of a Public or National Holiday.  Chances are your guests will have that day off and can enjoy your wedding celebrations well into the night!  See this for a complete list of Public and National holidays.(new window)


It is a good idea to select a minimum of two dates to choose from.  Having two days available at hand gives you more flexibility when booking the vendors you want.

If you are on a tight budget, do not opt to get married during May, June, September or October. These are high seasons and vendors may charge you less if you select a date during the other months.

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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the correctness of this information, cannot be held responsible for an ommisions or incorrectness in the information provided. When in doubt please consult a professional in the field.

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Public Holidays in Malta

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Apart from weekends, popular wedding days are public holidays and their respective eve.  This is a list of all the National and Public Holidays celebrated in Malta and Gozo:


January 1 – New Year’s Day
February 10 – Feast of St. Paul Shipwreck
March 19 – Feast of St. Joseph
March 31 – Freedom Day
May 1 – Workers’ Day
June 7 – Commemoration of the 1919 Uprising (Sette Giugno)
June 29 – Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul (Mnarja)
August 15 – Feast of the Assumption (Santa Marija)
September 8 – Feast of Our Lady of Victories
September 21 – Independence Day
December 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 13 – Republic Day
December 25 – Christmas Day

Good Friday / Easter:

2017 – April 16 / 14
2018 – March 30 / April 01
2019 – April 19 / April 21
2020 – April 20 / April 22

For a list of Village Feasts in Malta click here

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Village Feasts in Malta

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When choosing the church you are going to celebrate your wedding at, it is very important to check whether your date will coincide with the village feast. The following is a list of parish feasts in Malta, the respective date and church ofice telephone number.

For a list of village feasts in Gozo click here.

Village Feast Date Tel
Attard Santa Maria 15th August 21434949
Balluta Madonna tal-Karmnu Last Sunday in July 21344306
Balzan L-Annunzjazzjoni Second Sunday in July 21442614
B'Kara San Guzepp Haddiem First Sunday in July 21445004
B'Kara Sta. Elena 24th August 21444725
B'Kara (Knisja Qadima) 21449430
Birzebbuga San Pietru fil-Ktajjen First Sunday in August 21651200
Burmarrad Qalb bla tebgha ta'Marija Last Sunday in June 21573045
Cospicua Kuncizzjoni 8th December 21828413
Dingli Santa Marija First Sunday after 15th August 21454634
Fgura Madonna tal-Karmnu Second Sunday in July 21827900
Fleur-De-Lys Madonna tal-Karmnu First Sunday in July 21441769
Floriana San Publiju Two weeks after Easter 21247106
Gharghur San Bartolomew 25th August 21413488
Ghaxaq Santa Marija 15th August 21667825
Ghaxaq San Guzepp 8th June 21667825
Gudja Santa Marija 15th August 21696039
Gwardamanga Madonna ta' Fatima 1st June 21220050
Gzira Madonna tal-Karmnu Second Sunday in July 21335841
Hamrun Immakulata Kuncizzjoni First Sunday in July 21232643
Hamrun San Gejtanu First Sunday after 7th August 21238593
Kalkara San Guzepp Second Sunday in July 21826438
Kirkop San Anard 1st Sunday after 15th August 21642893
Kirkop San Guzepp 13th July 21642893
Lija Is-Salvatur 6th August 21442553
Luqa Sant' Andrija First Sunday in July 21809310
Manikata San Guzepp Last Sunday in August 21575679
Marsa Marija Regina Last Sunday in August 21238012
Marsa Trinita' Mqaddsa First Sunday after Pentekoste 21236622
Marsascala Sant' Anna Last Sunday in July 21633703
Marsaxlokk Madonna ta' Pompei First Sunday in August 21650662
Mdina Konverzjoni ta' San Pawl Last Sunday in January 21456620
Mellieha Twelid ta' Marija 8th September 21523449
Mgarr Santa Marija 17th August 21572578
Mosta Santa Marija 15th August 21433826
Mqabba Santa Marija 15th August 21649306
Mqabba Madonna tal-Gilju Third Sunday in June 21649306
Msida San Guzepp First Sunday after 16th July 21334949
Mtarfa  n/a n/a 21451045
Naxxar Twelid ta' Marija 8th September 21435376
Paola Kristu Re 4th Sunday in July 21695022
Paola Madonna ta' Lourdes First Sunday after 17th August 21695081
Pembroke  n/a n/a 21372740
Qormi San Bastjan Third Sunday in July 21486350
Qormi San Gorg Last Sunday in June 21448275
Qrendi Santa Marija 15th August 21649395
Rabat Chorpus Christi First Sunday in July 21454467
Rabat San Pawl First Sunday in July 21454467
Safi Konverzjoni ta' San Pawl Last Sunday in August 21649223
San Giljan San Giljan Last Sunday in August 21380270
San Gwann Madonna ta' Lourdes First Sunday in August 21386112
St.Andrew's (Ibrag) Kuncizzjoni 8th September 21370196
St. Lucija San Piju X 21st August 21828931
St. Paul's Bay Madonna tad-Duluri Last Sunday in July 21573445
St. Venera Sta. venera Last Sunday in July 21482851
Senglea Twelid ta' Marija 8th September 21827203
Siggiewi San Nikola ta' Bari Last Sunday in June 21460827
Sliema Stella Maris First Sunday after 18th August 21334941
Sliema San Girgor First Sunday in September 21330740
Sliema Sacro Cour First Sunday in July 21313505
Sliema Gesu' Nazzarenu Third week of Lent 21316191
Tarxien Lunzjata 25th May 21828153
Ta' Xbiex San Gwann tas-Salib Sunday before Kristu Re 21317001
Valletta San Duminku 4th August 21234079
Valletta Nawfragju ta' San Pawl 10th February 21223348
Valletta Santu Wistin Second Sundayin May 21238861
Valletta (Cathedral) n/a  n/a 21225639
Vittoriosa San Lawrenz 10th August 21827057
Zabbar Madonna tal-Grazzja First Sunday after 8th September 21824383
Zebbug San Filippu ta' Aggira Second Sunday in June 21460800
Zebbug San Guzepp Last Sunday in July 21460800
Zejtun Sta. Katerina Third Sunday in June 21694563
Zurrieq Sta. Katerina First Sunday in September 21642010
Zurrieq Madonna tal-Karmnu First Sunday after the 16th July 21642010
For more information:

Archdiocese of Malta,
P.O. Box 90,
Head Office,
Marsa, MRS1000

Tel: (+356) 2590 6238 / 2124 1281


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Village Feasts in Gozo

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For a list of village feasts in Malta click here.

Village Feast Date Tel
Fontana Qalb ta' Gesu' Second\third Sunday in June 21556097
Ghajnsielem Madonna ta' Loreto Last Sunday in August 21553710
Gharb Vizitazzjoni tal-Madonna First Sunday in July 21556129
Ghasri Kristu fl-Ewkaristija First/second Friday in June 21560137
Kercem San Girgor Second Suday in March 21551355
Kercem Madonna tas-Sokkors Second Sunday in July 21551355
Marsalforn San Pawl 10th February 21551010
Munxar Nawfragju ta' San Pawl Last Sunday in May 21564563
Nadur San Pietru u San Pawl 29th June 21551649
Qala San Guzepp First Sunday in August 21556684
Qala Immakulata Kuncizzjoni 8th December 21556684
San Lawrenz San Lawrenz 10th August 21556073
Sannat S. Margerita Fourth Sunday in July 21551435
Ta' Pinu Jum is-Sejha tal-Madonna lil Karmni Grima 22nd June 21556187
Victoria (Cathedral) Santa Marija 15th August 21554101
Victoria San Gorg Martri Third Sunday in July 21556377
Xaghra Twelid ta' Marija 8th September 21551042
Xewkija San Gwann Battista 24th June 21556793
Xlendi Madonna tal-Karmnu First Sunday in September 21554611
Xlendi San Guzepp First Sunday in May 21554611
Zebbug Santa Marija Fourth Sunday in August 21551145

For more information you may contact:

Archdiocese of Malta,
P.O. Box 90,
Head Office,
Marsa, MRS1000

Tel: (+356) 2590 6238 / 2124 1281