The Maltese Carnival 2020 was celebrated over five days until last Sunday and was described as a resounding success with over 60,000 people attending the parades in the Capital City, Valletta. These were marked by the customary colourful floats and thousands of children and adults alike, dressed up in fancy costumes. One could often hear Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ blaring loudly and frequently through the city’s loudspeakers.
The weather didn’t disappoint either with the sun blissfully shining right through the entire week. No wonder the enclosure at St George’s Square was sold out every day!
The spontaneous and macabre Carnival in our sister island was also bustling, with a record 47,900 passengers crossing to Gozo for the Carnival festivities. The main controversial theme this year was definitely the corona virus, but the local and international politicians and recent political scandals didn’t go unnoticed either.