For Carnival 2016, we’ve worked on a special float to celebrate the city’s 450th anniversary. The float features several characters which have shaped our capital city, including historical characters such as Jean Parisot de Valette and Glormu Cassar, as well as contemporary architect Renzo Piano.
This year’s Carnival activities will not be restricted to Valletta but will also extend to other localities around the island. Below is the full programme of activities for Carnival 2016:
Thursday 4th February, 18:00
Opening Ceremony of Malta Carnival 2016 activities at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta.
Friday 5th February, 17:30
Costume Parade along Republic Street, Valletta followed by Dancing Competitons in St George’s Square and carnival défilé consisting of the King Carnival float, Valletta 18 float, satiric floats and Section A Companies in Costumes on Floats.
Saturday 6th February, 9:30
Children’s Carnival at St. George’s Square, Valletta.
Saturday 6th February, 17:30
Dancing Competition together with the Grand Défilé performance at St George’s Square, Valletta.
Various activities will be held in Valletta throughout the day including the Qarċilla representation in St John’s Square, Valletta.
Sunday 7th February, 10:00
Carnival Band Parade in High Street, Ħamrun.
Sunday 7th February, 13:00
Carnival Floats Parade at Castille Place, Valletta. Parade will proceed along Merchants Street to St. George’s Square and then along Republic Street.
Sunday 7th February, 15:00
Special Sunday afternoon Carnival Grand Show at St. George’s Square, Valletta.
Monday 8th February, 10:00
Dancing Schools Carnival Parade followed by a Dancing Show at St George’s Square, Valletta.
Monday 8th February, 16:00
Dancing Competion Programme followed by the Grand Défilé at St George’s Square, Valletta.
Tuesday 9th February, 10:00
Dancing Schools Carnival Parade followed by a Dancing Show at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta.
Tuesday 9th Februay, 18.00
Grand Finale in St Anne’s Street with the participation of Carnival Bands, floats and general merriment.
More information available here.