Minister for national heritage and culture, Jose Herrera said that this year’s infiorata cost €50,000 excluding VAT. This means that in reality, it cost €60,000. This event took place in a touristic vacuum, in the first week of May when Malta was in virtual lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Minister Herrera was replying to opposition MP Ivan Bartolo’s parliamentary question. A government statement said that the ‘Infiorata’ this year used flowers “…to depict the beauty of our land and sea, and waste collected from around the island to depict the harsh reality of the pollution we create and live with day by day.”