Victory Day ‑ Malta

Event Name Victory Day - Malta
Start Date 8th Sep 2017 12:00am
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Duration N/A
Description

Victory Day, 8 September, is a national holiday in Malta. It is locally known as il-Vitorja (the Victory) and il-Bambina (Baby Mary). It marks the following events:

  • The victory by the Knights of St. John ending the Great Siege by the Turks of 1565.
  • The rebellion against the French troops occupying Malta in September 1800
  • Italy surrendered during World War II in 1943, and turned against its former German ally.

The traditional regatta featuring boat races in the Grand Harbour is also held on Victory Day.

Source: Wikipedia