If you want to mingle with the locals in Malta, there is nowhere better than at the Maltese village festa(or feast).
The Maltese love their patron saints and the village festa, being primarily a religious celebration, is held in their honour every year.
Each village celebrates a different patron saint or two depending on the number of churches in the locality. Each church is dedicated to a different saint. For this reason, some villages celebrate more than one feast per year.
Every year, around 95 festi are held in Malta and 10 in Gozo