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A Maltese Mother’s Day: Honouring Tradition, Love, and Appreciation

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Mother’s Day will soon be upon us and there’s nowhere quite like Malta to celebrate and appreciate your mum. Steeped in tradition, the celebration of mother’s day in Malta is a heartfelt affair that highlights the deep bonds of family, love, and appreciation. Join us on a journey into the customs, festivities, and why treating your mum to a stay at The Phoenicia Malta is the perfect way to express your gratitude.

Maltese Traditions

Mother’s Day in Malta is not just a day to express love for mothers but an occasion to honour all motherly figures. Celebrated on the second Sunday of May, the day typically begins with a heartfelt breakfast prepared by the family. Many families attend special church services dedicated to mothers, offering prayers and blessings for their well-being.

A popular Maltese Mother’s Day tradition is the giving of flowers, often presented with a card expressing love and gratitude. Bouquets of vibrant blooms can be seen adorning tables in restaurants, family homes, and even public spaces, symbolising the beauty and resilience of mothers.

Family Celebrations and Culinary Delights

Maltese families take Mother’s Day as an opportunity to come together and celebrate the matriarchs of their households. Traditional Sunday lunches are transformed into grand feasts, with families gathering to enjoy a delicious meal prepared with love and care.

Honouring Motherhood with Gifts and Gestures

Beyond flowers and culinary delights, the people of Malta often express their appreciation for mothers through thoughtful gifts and gestures. Many choose to pamper their mothers with spa days, personalised gifts, or even a simple handwritten note expressing gratitude and love.

Maltese children often create handmade crafts at school to gift their mothers, reflecting the importance of personal and heartfelt gestures during this special day. The act of spending quality time together is considered one of the most meaningful ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Malta.

Treat Your Mum to a Stay at The Phoenicia Malta

For an extraordinary Mother’s Day experience, consider treating your mum to a stay at The Phoenicia Malta. With its elegant ambiance, breath taking views of the Grand Harbour, and impeccable service, The Phoenicia Malta offers an ideal setting to create lasting memories for mum.

Imagine waking up to a sumptuous breakfast served on a terrace overlooking the historic city walls and lush gardens or indulging in a relaxing spa day to unwind and rejuvenate. The Phoenicia Malta provides an oasis of tranquillity where your mum can be pampered and appreciated, making her feel truly cherished on this special day.

Contessa, our newly renovated restaurant, is the perfect destination to treat mum to a delectable Mother’s Day meal. Our conservatory boasts a chic ambiance under the stars, allowing guests to enjoy a modern and relaxing dining experience.

Phoenicia Spa & Wellness also makes for a wonderful treat, whether just for your mum or both of you. With an array treatments and services available, our luscious spa will surely make it a visit to remember! 

Walking through our gardens

Enjoying a stroll in our gardens

Himalayan Salt Stone Massage at Phoenicia Spa & Wellness



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