The Malta Independent 8 August 2020, Saturday

Photo feature: Coronavirus (and more) makes it to Nadur Carnival

Saturday, 22 February 2020, 09:40 Last update: about 7 months ago

Whether you love it or hate it, the Nadur Carnival has become the most popular carnival in both tradition and macabre, but above all for its well-renowned spontaneity. A true feast of costumes and colours of every genre, size and kinds, spread over five days.

It was not a surprise to see costumes related to the Corona virus which, although a subject of great seriousness, brought out some creative ideas from those present.


Interestingly enough, the Nadur spontaneous carnival always starts after sunset, as soon as the streets go dark, with the most important ingredient of it all being the spontaneity and the people who participate. It is a fact that this Carnival has become so popular because it is the people who decide what to wear, how to participate, and when.

Of course, such a big and mass event needs to have some sort of authority which ensures order whilst allowing for people to express the spontaneity. It is the Nadur Local Council who takes care and ensure the right cleanliness, traffic management, law enforcement, lighting and sound, and many more. Once again we have experienced a great beginning to another spontaneous carnival, where thousands of people filled the Nadur streets, including so many families, Maltese and foreigners. From the first of these five days, the Nadur Carnival was full of particular costumes and satire which the Nadur Spontaneous Carnival can only offer.

Photos: Anthony Cassar/

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