2023 is nearing its end and that means it’s time to gear up to a brand new year. One practical way to prep for the upcoming year is by checking out the public holidays in Malta for 2024 in advance to plan your time off wisely. Let’s get planning!

Here’s a quick rundown of the public holidays for 2024:

Monday 1st January – New Year’s Day

Saturday 10th February – Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck

Tuesday 19th March – Feast of St Joseph

Friday 29th March – Good Friday

Sunday 31st March – Freedom Day & Easter Sunday

Wednesday 1st May – Workers’ Day

Friday 7th June – Sette Giugno

Saturday 29th June – Feast of St Peter and Paul (L-Imnarja)

Thursday 15th August – Feast of the Assumption (Santa Marija)

Sunday 8th September – Victory Day

Saturday 21st September – Independence Day

Sunday 8th December – Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Friday 13th December – Republic Day

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day

That means eight of these holidays will fall on a weekday, whilst another six will be on Saturday or Sunday. Freedom Day and Easter Sunday are on the same day this year.

Those working full-time (a 40-hour week), with office hours (Monday to Friday), will see a total leave balance of the basic 192 hours (24 working days) as well as an additional 48 hrs (6 working days) to make up for the public holidays falling on the weekend. This amounts to a total of 30 days of leave in 2024.

Those working part-time or reduced hours will have their leave days calculated, based on the above amount, pro-rata.

Do you prefer additional leave days to public holidays? Feel free to share this info with a buddy or coworker… and if you’re curious, check out how 2023 stacked up – there might be some insights worth sharing!

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