Wednesday, February 18, 2009
On the night of Carnival
I have always known Carnival in Malta to be a children's carnival, colour and fun but always innocent and without the witty comment you can find in, say, the Viareggio carnival. The floats never go beyond the playful rhyme and the costumes have none of the grotesque elements of the Nadur carnival on Malta's sister island.
This year's Carnival will have a more pronounced night ingredient, making it appeal more to adults. The night of Saturday 21 February will have Carnival parties in St George's Square, Market Square, St Johns Square and along Republic, Merchant and St John Street with the participation of Carnival floats and dancing companies.
The Chamber of Commerce in Republic Street and the Manoel Theatre will also make a fabulous venues for the Gran Ballo La Vallette. To book for the Ball, call +356 21 228 038 or +356 9949 9618.