Tarxien - Annunciation - 2nd June
Tarxien is a small town located in the southern area of Malta, with approximately just 8,000 residents to date. The biggest feast in Tarxien is that dedicated to the Annunciation and is celebrated at the beginning of June.
If you want to get to Tarxien by bus, then you’ll need to catch bus route numbers 81, 82, 84, 85, 88 or 206 with all of them passing through the locality.
Ħal Għaxaq - St Joseph - 2nd June
Ħal Għaxaq is one of the oldest villages on the island with an estimated history of around 600 years. In fact it is said that Ħal Għaxaq has been located on the Malta and Gozo map since the early 15th century. Considered the most famous of the two village feasts is that dedicated to St. Joseph which is held on the first Sunday of June.
One way to get there is by bus and the route for Ħal Għaxaq is 88.
Ħaż-Żebbuġ Malta - St. Philip of Agira - 10th June
Ħaż-Żebbuġ is among some of the oldest towns in Malta and its current estimated population is that of around 13,000 people. The locality is famous for the annual feast dedicated to St. Philip of Agira which takes place on the second Sunday of the month of June.
The two buses available to get to this beautiful town are route number 61 and 209.
Żejtun - St. Catherine of Alexandria - 16th June
One of the most beautiful and traditional places to visit in the South Eastern part of Malta is Żejtun, a city in which an estimated 11,000 people reside. One of the events on the calendar which stand out in the city is the feast dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria, which is held on Sunday 16th June.
Buses going to Żejtun are very frequent if one would like to travel there via public transport with route numbers being 80, 81, 84, 85 and 206.
‘Mqabba - Our Lady of Lilies - 16th June
Another of the numerous traditional and historical places in the southern parts of the island is Mqabba, a village in the heart of a soft limestone area. One of the two feasts celebrated in the village is that of Our Lady of Lilies, held on the third Sunday of June.
Bus routes number 72 and 74 both go through Mqabba for those who would prefer to go there by bus.
Qormi - St George - 30th June
Considered one of the most populated cities in the central region of Malta with around 17,000 residents, Qormi is a place where religion and culture take priority. The locality is very popular for its feasts with one of them being that dedicated to the patron saint St. George, held on the last Sunday of June.
Bus routes number 62 and 63 are an option for those preferring to go to Qormi via public transport.
Luqa - St Andrews - 7th July
Similar to many other locations on the Maltese Islands, Luqa is a very densely populated town which is found in the Southern parts of Malta, located just a few kilometres from Valletta. The only feast held in this location is that of St. Andrew which attracts many people, especially from the surrounding areas, and is celebrated on the first Sunday of July.
One of the ways how you can get to Luqa is by bus and the routes which pass through the locality are numbers 71, 72, 117 and 218.
Balzan - The Assumption - 14th July
Balzan is a central locality on the Maltese Islands and is estimated to have around 4,000 inhabitants living there. The only feast in the village is that for The Assumption which is held on the 14th of July.
There are two options for those going to Balzan by bus and these are route numbers 54 and 106 which go through the village on their way to Attard.
Rabat Gozo (Victoria) - St. George - 21st July
Victoria, also known as Rabat, is the capital city of Malta’s sister island, Gozo and is one of the many beautiful places to visit on the island. With a population of around 7,000, Victoria is the most populated town in Gozo. Similar to most of the other locations around the islands, Victoria have numerous feasts throughout summer time with one of the biggest ones being that dedicated to St. George which is held on the 21st of July.
Many of the Gozitan bus routes go through Victoria and these include 301, 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309 and 321.
Birżebbuġa - St. Peter in Chains - 4th August
Birżebbuġa is among the most popular villages in the southern part of Malta and has around 10,000 inhabitants. Unlike other localities around Malta and Gozo, Birżebbuġa only hosts one feast annually and that is the one for St. Peter in Chains. It’s celebrated throughout the first week of August.
You can get to Birżebbuġa by catching bus numbers 82, 119, 210 and X4.
Valletta - St Dominic - 5th August
Valletta, Malta’s capital city, is without a doubt among the most popular locations on the Maltese islands, known for its infinite tourist attractions, leisure sites as well as shopping opportunities. Its population has been recorded to be around 6,000 people. Throughout the whole year, Valletta hosts various different feasts for different patron saints but one of the most popular is that for St. Dominic at the Basilica which is held on the 5th of August.
Almost all buses in Malta lead to its capital Valletta and therefore it is very easy for anyone to get there via public transport. The bus numbers are 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 41, 42, 43, 44, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 61, 62, 63, 71, 72, 73, 81, 82, 83, 84, 91, 92, 130, 133 and X4.
Ħamrun - St. Gaetan - 11th August
Ħamrun is a town in the central area of Malta which is more considered as a commercial location rather than a traditional one. The town’s population is estimated to be around 9,000 people. St. Gaetan’s feast is maybe the most famous of feasts in the area and is celebrated annually on the first Sunday after August 7th.
Getting to Ħamrun by bus is quite easy with most of the routes having their routes go through the location. These include route numbers 1, 2, 3, 51, 52, 53, 54, 61, 62, 71, 72, 81, 82, 91, 112 and 120.
Żebbuġ Gozo - Feast of The Assumption of Our Lady - 15th August
Żebbuġ is a small village in the north of Gozo which is well known for its many traditional activities from the past which are surely not to be missed. It has quite a small population when compared to the other localities with just around 2,000 inhabitants. The only feast celebrated in Żebbuġ is that for The Assumption of Our Lady which is held, together with many other locations around the islands, on the 15th of August.
If you want to get to Żebbuġ using public transport, the bus you would need to catch is route number 309.
Birkirkara - St Helen - 18th August
Birkirkara is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in Malta with around 25,000 residents living there. The town in the central parts of Malta is known for having one of the most-sought feasts on the islands, that with patron saint being St. Helen. The feast is celebrated on the 18th of August.
Being located in the central part of the islands, the place is very reachable both by car as well as via public transport. The buses you’ll need to catch to travel to Birkirkara include routes number 41, 42, 43, 54, 106, 202, X3, X6.