• Following the Archdiocese of Malta circular published on 4th May 2018, which referred to a previous directive published years ago stating that fireworks should not be let off from Church property, Church authorities discussed the current situation with parish priests and various experts, and also met representatives of fireworks societies who wanted to give their views. Following a number of meetings, the original decision not to let off fireworks from Church property was upheld. 

    The Archdiocese would like to express its gratitude to a number of parishes and fireworks societies that accepted to adhere to the policy and found alternative venues for their fireworks displays.