A taste of Maltese Folklore tradition and heritage


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Our windmills, farmhouses, door knockers, għonnella, folk singing, fireworks, foods, shopfronts and all that is typically Maltese described and explained in a concise manner.
Malta has more to offer than the traditional sun, sand and sea. Largely rooted in rural folklore and religion, Maltese customs are still clearly visible in everyday life. In the early part of its history Malta was heavily exposed to Semitic influences although present-day Maltese culture is essentially Latin European with the recent British legacy also in evidence. The language has Semitic roots but the cuisine, traditions, buildings, furniture all show signs of influence from its Sicilian and Southern European neighbours. Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, Malta is a melting pot of cultures with a unique identity that is both curious and captivating.
The Maltese Islands
The National Colours
The Rubble Walls (Il-Ħitan tas-Sejjieħ)
The Corbelled Stone Hut (Il-Girna)
Stone Crosses
Coastal Towers
The Houses and Dress
The Maltese Clock (L-Arloġġ tal-Lira)
The Coffer (Is-Senduq)
The Chest of Drawers (Il-Gradenza)
The Balcony (Il-Gallarija)
Lace (Il-Bizzilla)
The Door Knockers (Il-Ħabbata)
The Maltese Farmhouse (Ir-Razzett)
The Windmill (Il-Mitħna)
The Maltese House (Id-Dar)
The Maltese Headgear (‘L-Għonnella’, ‘Il-Faldetta’ or ‘L-Istamina’)
Transport The Maltese Harbour Boat (Id-Dgħajsa tal-Pass)
The Maltese Fishing Boat (Il-Luzzu)
The Malta Bus (Il-Karozza tal-Linja)
The Horse-drawn Cab (Il-Karrozzin)
Carnival (Il-Karnival)
The Feast (Il-Festa)
Traditional Folk Singing (L-Għana)
Weddings (Tiġijiet) Food
The Dark Crusty Loaf (Il-Ħobża)
Honey (L-Għasel)
Nougat (Qubbajt)
The Market (Is-Suq)
Shops (Il-Ħwienet)
Wine (L-Inbid)
Maltese Food (L-Ikel Malti)

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Weight 260.0000 g
Dimensions 19.5 × 12.5 cm
Pages 224
ISBN 978-99957-46-60-5
Year of publication
Language English

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