Freedom Day in Malta
Freedom Day in Malta is held on March 31. This important milestone was achieved during 1979 when the complete withdrawal of the British troops and Royal Navy marines left the island. This event in the third decade of the month March is annual. Help us
Freedom Day in Malta is significant. In 1814, Malta had become a crown colony of the British Empire after the British had help expel occupying French forces. This holiday marks the day when Malta officially became free from British occupation.
In Malta, it is called ' Jum il-Ħelsien'. The holiday marks the 31 March 1979 which was the date on which the British military finally withdrew from Malta and its sister island Gozo. While for many locals, the very fact of a paid public holiday is the main thing to know about the day, others are deeply involved in the history or tradition tied in with Freedom Day in Malta.
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