“Republic Day (Maltese: Jum ir-Repubblika) is celebrated on December 13th every year. The annual day of remembrance began in 1974. It is the day that the Maltese no longer considered Queen Elizabeth as their queen.
On that day instead, they elected a President as a republic.
A tad of history
Malta Republic Day celebrates the official amendment of Malta’s constitution and the birth of an independent Republic.
The day also celebrates the first president in Malta’s history, President Anthony Mamo, who was appointed as president of the new Republic and the country’s debut in the Commonwealth of Nations.
In 1964, Malta gained independence from Britain however the British Monarch remained the head of state until 1979.
Malta is celebrating this day greatly throughout Malta. Activities marking this historic date take place every year, mostly in Valletta.”