“Sette Giugno” is the name given to the public holiday held in Malta on the 7th June every year. On this day the Maltese remember the tragic events which occurred on June 7th 1919. This happened in the aftermath of WWI when Malta had severe food shortages due to the colonial government not providing enough basic supplies for the island. The Maltese people protested against the British administration and demanded a representative government for the island. During these riots many people were injured and four lost their lives. This day was the start of a revolution for the Maltese people and there are still various remembrance ceremonies across Malta and Gozo every year.
This year on this day there will be the Valletta Pageant of the Seas, a unique show taking place in Valletta’s Grand Harbour. This will feature numerous regatta boats, power boats, yachts and carnival floats and include various activities from a swimming race across the grand harbour to a boat building and sailing competition. All activities start at 6pm.