This year, the Ministry for Gozo is organising a diverse programme of events for the upcoming Carnival period which will be taking place from Friday 13th February to Tuesday 17th February. Carnival festivities open on Friday at 7.30pm with a traditional and spontaneous carnival at Pjazza San Gorg, Victoria, Gozo with people donning on costumes and masks. On Saturday, it’s all about the kids in the morning with family-friendly fun at Pjazza San Frangisk, Victoria, Gozo at 10am, while in the evening, at 7.30pm, there’s a colourful carnival parade from Triq ir-Repubblika to Triq Forunato Mizzi in Victoria, Gozo.

On Sunday, at 3.00p.m., there’s the Gozitan regional carnival, a defilé along Triq-Repubblika, carnival dance brought to you by various dance companies in Triq Fortunato Mizzi, grotesque masks, grand carnival floats and musical bands. On Monday, the regional carnival continues with another defilé and more dancing in Fortunato Mizzi street with masks, floats and bands at 7.30pm. The closing carnival festivities start on Tuesday at 7pm. with a spectacular finale at Triq ir-Repubblika at 7pm. full of costumes and music.

For more information on the Gozo carnival, please contact Ufficju Kultura on 2215 6700.