How Christmas in Malta has changed over the decades

Malta is abuzz with all the festive feels now that Christmas is only a few weeks away. As the old song goes, ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’, and the streets of Valletta, Mosta, Hamrun, Sliema, Birkirkara and Victoria are sparkling brighter than usual. We’ve had a look through the Bay Retro archives […]

Malta’s arts festival for children attracts record crowds

Malta’s international arts festival for children has been hailed a success. The ninth edition of ZiguZajg attracted a record 21,000 visitors during its 10 day run. More than 8,500 of them were pupils from 45 different schools across Malta and Gozo. Festival director Daniel Azzopardi said he was delighted by the positive reaction to the […]

Christmas celebrations kick-off this weekend in Gozo

The festive season gets well and truly underway this weekend in Gozo. Christmas decorations and lights have already started springing up across the island, signalling the start of everybody’s favourite time of the year. Gozo’s spectacular festive celebrations will be launched on Saturday evening with the switching on of the Christmas lights in the heart […]