The spontaneous Carnival of Nadur, widely considered as a European favourite, is characterised by its haphazardness and freedom of expression, whilst abiding by the Maltese country laws. Dressing up for Carnival is a serious matter, with the masked participants wearing grotesque, as well as peculiar masks and costumes. The masquerades, most of them being locals, parade along the main street and square of Nadur, starting from the early evening until early in the morning. For many, this time counts as an opportunity to unveil one’s inner self, for a short period of time. Therefore, the target of every masked person is to keep their identity unknown to the ones watching them.