The Valletta 2018 Foundation is supporting the 12th Mechanised Ground Fireworks Festival (locally known as “Nar tal-Art”), organized by The Floriana Local Council, which will be held in Saint Publius Square on Saturday, 14th April 2018, on the eve of the feast of Saint Publius – Floriana’s Patron Saint.

Ground fireworks are a unique Maltese pyrotechnic tradition, and an extremely important part of the outdoor festa celebrations in Malta & Gozo. Each fireworks factory does its very best to improve on previous structures and invent new mechanisms. Each fireworks factory will be competing with 2 structures each. Naturally, competition and pique between the various factories ensures high standards for each firework.

The set-up of the huge pyrotechnics displays will start on Friday 13th April at 10.00am. One can admire the complexity and workmanship involved in putting together such huge mechanised ground fireworks displays on the site of the actual event. The set-up will continue up till late afternoon of the Festival Day.

The Festival will be held on the Granaries (St Publius Square) – the largest square in Malta. The programme of fireworks display will start at 10.15pm

For more information email floriana.lc@gov.mt  or call on 2123 5523.