February is Carnival Time in Malta

February 13th to 17th 2015 marks the date when Carnival will be celebrated this year in Malta. Carnival is a popular tradition dating hundreds of years, indeed, even during the time of the Knights it was celebrated one week before, up to Ash Wednesday.

Pawlu l-Pampalun
Pawlu l-Pampalun

The word itself is derived from “Carne Vale” (Meat Allowed) in Italian since meat was forbidden to be eaten during the forty days of lent according to our Roman Catholic religion.

 

These past few years, we have been celebrating summer carnival in Malta too. Here are some videos for you to enjoy:

 

And here’s a (winter) Carnival flashback:

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