Carnival fever hits Valletta's streets

Carnival festivities take place in Floriana and Valletta

6 February 2016, 8:27pm
Carnival fever goes to the dogs in Valletta • Photos by Ray Attard
Carnival fever goes to the dogs in Valletta • Photos by Ray Attard
Nice costume...but the nun is real
Nice costume...but the nun is real
PN leader Simon Busuttil's gaffe on the party flag he unvelied last week could not go unnoticed in this year's carnival
PN leader Simon Busuttil's gaffe on the party flag he unvelied last week could not go unnoticed in this year's carnival
George Pullicino and Michael Falzon were hoisted by their own petards
George Pullicino and Michael Falzon were hoisted by their own petards
The inseperable Joseph Muscat and Simon Busuttil stole the limelight
The inseperable Joseph Muscat and Simon Busuttil stole the limelight
Carnival knows no boundaries
Carnival knows no boundaries
King Carnival felt at home outside Parliament
King Carnival felt at home outside Parliament
Some hoped to put Renzo Piano's designs to the sword
Some hoped to put Renzo Piano's designs to the sword
People making fun of themselfies
People making fun of themselfies
Revellers were entertained by street artists along the streets of the capital
Revellers were entertained by street artists along the streets of the capital
Politicians and other personalities were the target of some of this year's carnival floats, with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and opposition leader once again taking centrestage. 

After Saturday's grand défilé performance at St George’s Square, Valletta the events will continue with a live band marching through the streets of Valletta on Sunday.

Various other activities will be held in Valletta throughout the day including the Qarċilla represen­tation in St John’s Square, Valletta.

This year's the traditional Qarcilla will be given an LGBTIQ spin thanks to a script by author Immanuel Mifsud.