december, 2020

This is a repeating event

20dec6:30 amWinter SolsticeĦaġar Qim & Mnajdra Archaeological Park


Event Details


Heritage Malta is inviting the public on the 20th and on the 21st of December to celebrate the Winter Solstice at the prehistoric site of Mnajdra. The earliest megalithic structure at Mnajdra dates back to 3600BC and was built in alignment with the rising sun to mark the beginning of a new season.

The Winter Solstice marks the first day of a new season: Winter. This was an important event for the Neolithic community, especially because they were a society that depended on agriculture, and thus, were affected by the changing seasons. It was also probable that on such a day, people gathered and celebrated the Winter Solstice. During this 5000-year-old event, the first sunrays light up the edge of a decorated megalith found within the right apse at the South Temple. These are the shortest days of the year.

Due to social distancing measures, tickets for this event are limited.

Tickets can be bought from all Heritage Malta museums and sites.

Meeting time: 06.20am

Location: Outside the Ħaġar Qim Park Visitor Centre.


(Sunday) 6:30 am


Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Archaeological Park

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Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

december 21, 2020 6:30 am