Sette Giugno – 7th June

The Sette Giugno monument, in it’s original location in Palace Square, Valletta.

Sette Giugno (from Italian for “Seventh of June”) is a Maltese national holiday celebrated annually on 7 June. It commemorates events which occurred on that day in 1919 when, following a series of riots by the Maltese population, British troops fired into the crowd, killing four. This led to increased resistance and support for the pro-Italian parties that had challenged the British presence on the island.

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