Hurray! Hurray! It’s Carnival Time Once Again!

It’s that special time of the year again….Carnival!  Carnival at school is an enjoyable event to which we all look forward.  We all like to put on our costumes and take part in the activities and parties that are organized.  The carnival celebration is a time to let our hair down and go with the flow – perfect for those who enjoy a good party, even at our school!

February brings along the colourful celebration of Carnival, which takes on the traditional pattern of multi-coloured papier mache floats in Valletta and Floriana, King Carnival, masked balls, children running around in fancy costumes, merry band marches, delicious prinjolata and mouth watering perlini. Then there are other nightlife carnivals, such as the famous one in Nadur, catching the late night carnival goers who pile into the streets and squares still wearing their outrageous outfits. The heart of the action takes place in Valletta and Floriana, though various towns and villages across the Island have their own versions of the festivities. Carnival has had an important place on the Maltese cultural calendar for just under five centuries, having been introduced to the Islands by Grand Master Piero de Ponte in 1535.

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