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Our Lady of Victories Malta
08-08 September
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Lady of Victories - a remembrance ceremony in Valletta to celebrate the lifting of the 1565 barricade against the Turks, the surrender of the French in 1800 and the end of the barricade of the Axis powers in 1943.

The customary multihued and keenly-contested boat race, or regatta, is also held at the Grand Harbor on this day. There is patron saint festival held in the parish churches of the following towns on this day too: Naxxar, Mellieha, Senglea and Xaghra on Gozo. There are also church services, speeches, military bands and laying of wreaths in various parts of the island. Although most of the celebrations centre on Valletta, activities are also held in Senglea, Naxxar, Mellieha and Xaghra on Gozo.

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