For the twelfth time in a row the Embassy of Malta took part in the annual ‘All Nations Festival’ on 16th June 2012 - a popular event giving the Berlin public and tourists alike the opportunity to enter and explore embassies as well as cultural and political institutes.
The event was mentioned in the Berlin radio news, especially highlighting the Embassies of Luxembourg and Malta.
In spite of the heavy rain on that day more than 1200 people visited the Embassy, brushing up their knowledge on Malta and getting inspired to spend a holiday on the island. Guests were greeted by a ‘Maltese Knight’ at the entrance and the Embassy staff was busy answering many queries on the Embassy’s work, aspects of Maltese history and culture, English language learning, Malta and the EU and economic development among others. The ‘Maltese Knight’ turned out to be very popular with the people of whom several posed with the Knight for a picture.
Apart from the many information brochures on display at the Embassy, visitors were also given the opportunity to try Maltese ‘Galletti’ with different flavours.
As this years ‘theme’ of the event was ‘children’s games’, the Embassy had prepared colorful and appealing posters with information on traditional Maltese games and rhymes such as Passju, Bum Bum il-Bieb, iz-Zunzana ddur id-dur and more. As the rhymes on the posters also featured in Maltese, people got very interested to know more about Malta’s language. The small children visiting the Embassy were happy to try their luck with a fortune wheel, receiving a Playmobil Maltese Knight (supplied by Playmobil Malta) as a token.
Like in every other year small exhibitions of Maltese stamps, models of figurines found in the Megalithic temples as well as photos and handicrafts such as sculptures made of limestone and glass vessels were on display. The Embassy’s conference room served as a ‘cinema’ where a feature film on Malta’s historic and cultural treasures as well as on touristic highlights was shown.
Every hour a winner was determined through a spontaneous prize-drawing, awarding the lucky winner with Maltese capers, Capponata or wine. An additional ‘flavour’ of Malta was also offered at the entrance hall of the Embassy building where a Malta stand by a business company was set up selling wine, Kinnie and books on Malta.
The event was kindly supported by MTA that, apart from providing various information materials, also sponsored giveaways.