The Language of Malta
Many Maltese also speak Italian but the national language is Maltese, which is part of the Semitic language family that includes Arabic. Maltese is one of the hardest languages to learn, but luckily English is also recognized as an official language, so taking part in social life in Malta won’t require breaking any tongues.
Malti is the only Semitic language written in Latin characters and includes many English, French and Italian words as well as there having been a strong Arabic influence.
Social Life in Malta
Malta has a hot climate, so outdoor life is usual. Simple promenades along the seafront, eating out beside the water are two easy ways to imbibe the atmosphere. There are opportunities to learn a new sport, visit very ancient archaeological sites or cruise the blue Mediterranean.
The nightlife is vibrant in the coastal areas and many of the hotels have spas and nightclubs. There is theatre and concerts all year round – and many older people enjoy several months away from the cold damp of the UK and winter in Malta or Gozo.
There are dating sites and singles meetings in Malta – in fact, there is something for all ages and it is not hard to make friends here.
- Jan 1 – New Year’s Day
- Feb 10 – Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck
- March 19 – Feast of St Joseph
- March 31 – Freedom Day
- April Good Friday
- May 1 – Labour Day/May Day
- June 7 – Sette Guigno
- June 29 – Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
- Aug 15 – Assumption of Mary
- Sep 8 – Feast of our Lay of Victories
- Sep 21 – Independence Day
- Dec 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
- Dec 13 – Republic Day
- Dec 25 – Christmas Day
You will notice that Easter Monday is not a bank holiday, although Easter is celebrated in Malta.
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