The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul is celebrated in the town of Mdina in Malta. This feast marks an important event in the calendar of Maltese popular customs and traditions. It is a country harvest and folk festival as well as a religious holiday. It dates back even further than the arrival of the Knights of St John in 1530. The festival is named L-Imnarja, a corruption of the Italian ‘Luminara’ and means festival of light. It is named after the bonfires that used to light up the festivities in the towns of Mdina and Rabat. This is a Public Holiday and the school will be closed.
The annual Isle of MTV music event in Malta is an MTV Networks International (MTVNI) production. A world class line up of artistes will play in a free live concert on the Granaries in Floriana in front of a crowd which annually tops the 50,000 mark. Once again this promises to be one of the summer’s must-see musical events. The Isle of MTV Malta is unique in offering young people across Europe an exclusive opportunity to experience some of the world’s best new and established artistes here in Malta, and for free. This event has become an important annual destination for music lovers. Will. i. am. will be headlining this year’s edition. Miami-based rapper, Flo Rida and Canadian super-star Nelly Furtado will also take to the stage for what promises to be another summer spectacular. Supported by US recording artist Cassie, the pair will join will.i.am, in delighting the crowd with summer anthems such as ‘Wild Ones’, ‘Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)’, T.H.E (Hardest Ever) and King of Hearts. Book your Transport at the EC Reception.
An article by EC student Younghye Lim from Korea
Nowadays, our earth is getting warm so many iceberg is melting and ozone layer is destroyed a lot. That is a really big issue in the world. There are several solutions that our community can save our earth.
First and foremost, the government makes people to increase using of public transport instead of riding their car. Nowadays, the expense of public transport is increasing rapidly in Korea. Therefore many people prefer riding their car to using public transport. The government have to decrease the expense of public transport and confer a benefit on people who follow no-driving car one day per week. Last but not least, the government try to make an alternative energy. Neither does Korea produce oil nor does Korea produce petroleum. Thus, we have to invest producing an alternative energy by using the sun, the air, the carbon dioxide. In Germany, they made electric cars a few years ago. Therefore Hyundai and Kia companies try to make hybrid cars for the earth. Finally, the politicians make a law that limit the operating time of factories. Also they tighten regulations of the law. In my opinion, the present law is very weak for factory’s chief, so the chief pays a fine very little and breaks the law again. The court has to sentence an actual prison for them. In conclusion, the government and the big companies make an effort to save the earth and prevent global warming. Also each of us try to save the earth for our children.
Salvatore Palmieri says… “I chose to stay in Malta seven weeks; the choice of EC School has been random because I have decided to leave very suddenly. I’m happy with my choice because I like the school’s teaching method that allows me to speak continually English during the lessons. In Malta I live in Valley View apartments 4. I think that is good accommodation because I can live with people from other countries and I must speak English.”
T-shirts n.168 – “Comino by Night”
by Umberto Pigioni
Here I painted the meeting with Nadia, my wife now, who I met during the boat trip in Comino island (Malta). How can I explain this cruise to the people who didn’t go? It was great, romantic, and very fun! An experience I’ll never forget! There is no question in my mind that every frame of the Sunset boat-party “Comino by night”, was an utterly real result of perception, adventure, luck, fun, romance and coincidence. An experience I’ll never forget painted in my t-shirts
On 7th June every year, Malta commemorates the tragic events of 07.06.1919 known as the ‘Sette Giugno’. This is in remembrance of the riots of 1919 when the Maltese people revolted against the British administration and demanded some form of representative government for the island. Four people died on that fateful day. A commemorative ceremony will be held at St. George’s Square Valletta, Malta organised by the National Festivities Committee. A similar commemoration will take place in Xaghra, Gozo. This is a Public Holiday and the school will be closed.
Johee Lim from Korea says… “My whole course is for 1 year. I think Malta is very special place to study English to be honest. You can study everywhere, however you can contact to many friends who are from different country in Malta. After some time, you could recognise totally different accent and some kind of problem that every student has been following its own language.”