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Title: Ancient Maltese customs
Authors: Cassar-Pullicino, J.
Keywords: Malta -- Social life and customs -- History
Manners and customs -- History
Rites and ceremonies -- Malta -- History
Marriage customs and rites -- Malta
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Malta -- History
Feasts, Religious -- Malta -- History
Contradanza Maltija (Dance)
Parata (Dance)
Carnival -- Malta -- History
Issue Date: 1956
Publisher: De La Salle Brothers Publications
Citation: Cassar-Pullicino, J. (1956). Ancient Maltese customs. Malta Yearbook 1956, 228-232
Abstract: Folk-customs offer a fascinating aspect of social li~e in the Maltese islands - the meeting-place of East and West where the rich colour and imagery of Oriental peoples blend with Mediterranean culture and Catholic tradition. For the proper understanding of these customs one must keep in mind that in the course of its history Malta has had a succession of dominations and cultures - Prehistoric, Phoenician, Roman, Arab, Norman, Suabian, Angevin, Aragonese, Castilian, the Order of St. John and, now, the British, exercising different cultural and ethnological influences of which traces can still be found in the Maltese customs that have survived to this day.
Appears in Collections:Malta Yearbook : 1956

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