Re-enactments Schedule 2013 at St John’s Cavalier Birgu

Re-enactments Schedule
at St John’s Cavalier
The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John.  The re-enactment portrays the inspection of the fort and its garrison by the Grand Bailiff of the Order of the Knights of St. John in charge of military affairs.  During the re-enactment, the soldiers and knights of the fort’s garrison - some 55 re-enactors in all - are kitted-out in their uniforms to perform a military drill to demonstrate to the Grand Bailiff the garrison’s state of readiness.  The show begins at 11.00 a.m. and lasts 40 minutes. 
The schedule of In Guardia / Alarme :         
January 6                            
February 17                
March 3, 17,
April 7, 14,  28
May 5, 12, 19, 26                
June 2, 9 16, 23, 30
July  7,  14
September   22, 29                           
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 29.
  • Blue colour on dates denotes Alarme Re-enactment (please see following page)
ALARME is a military re-enactment that portrays the historic and turbulent tenure of Malta by French troops, following Napoleon’s landing and conquest of the islands in 1798-1800. The re-enactment gives an account of the French troops’ invasion of Malta, the subsequent attempt to administer the Maltese Islands by the new Republican government, the rebellion of the Maltese that led to the blockade of the French troops inside the harbour towns. The re-enactment culminates with the surrender of the French troops to the British. The re-enactment starts at 11.00 hrs lasts 50 minutes.
March 17
May 19
Sep 22
Nov 17
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Admission tickets                  Adults : Euros 7
                                                 Children (6 – 12 years) & Students : Euros 3
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The re-enactments are held according to schedule as above. However, in case of inclement weather or else due to unforeseen circumstance the event may be cancelled without prior notice. When in doubt it is best to contact the Tourist Information Office at Auberge D’Italie, Merchants Street, Valletta on tel: 00356 22915440 1 / 2 ;   infoatvisitmalta [dot] com