Winter Solstice Mnajdra Temples




Date 21/12/2019

Heritage Malta is welcoming winter on 21 December with an invitation to experience sunrise on the Winter Solstice at Mnajdra. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year and is the first day of winter. At Mnajdra, one of the Neolithic buildings, constructed between the 4th and 3rd millennia BC, was constructed to mark the position of the rising sun on the first day of each season. Visitors at Mnajdra will watch the sunrise as the sun’s rays light up the very edge of a megalith found along the passage connecting the first pair of chambers to the inner chambers. Considering that the people who built these buildings were farmers and their livelihood depended on agriculture, the changing seasons probably had a special significance and they may have also been a time for gatherings and celebrations.

Adult Price €25.00

Member Price €15.00

Senior Price €25.00

Student Price €25.00

Children Price €25.00

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