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Business Practices in Malta

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Passport to trade, Business culture in Malta
Cultural Atlas, Business culture in Malta
Opening Hours and Days
Shops are generally open from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and again from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm. In tourist zones, various shops remain open till 10.00 pm. Shops are normally closed on Sundays and on public holidays.

Bank timings are generally from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm from Monday to Friday and from 8.30 am to 11.30 a.m. on Sunday.

The working hours for public administration offices are: 8.00 am to 4.30 pm during winters and 7.30 am to 1.00 pm in summers (Monday to Friday).

Finally, the companies generally remain open from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday.


Public Holidays

New Year's Day January 1
St Paul's shipwreck February 10
St Joseph March 19
Good Friday Depending on the dates
Freedom Day March 31
Worker's Day May 1
Sette Giugno June 7
St Peter and St Paul June 29
Assumption August 15
Victory Day September 8
Independence Day September 21
Immaculate Conception December 8
Republic Day December 13
Christmas Day December 25

Periods When Companies Usually Close

New Year holidays 3 days to a week closure around Christmas and New Year's eve

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