You are invited to experience this year’s Summer Solstice at Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra on Monday 20th June. Participants will be given a guided tour of the site, which will include seeing the first rays of the rising sun entering the Neolithic building through an elliptical hole in the monumental walls in Hagar Qim and lighting up a particular point in the South building in Mnajdra (separate events and locations)
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.
Complimentary coffee and snacks will be offered to participants before the tour.
To guarantee that all visitors get to observe the rising sun from inside this site, a very limited number of tickets are available, which can be purchased from all Heritage Malta sites and museums, and online on http://shop.heritagemalta.org
Participants for this event are to meet at 05:30 hrs outside the Ħaġar Qim Visitor Centre.
Summer Solstice at Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra
20 Jun 2022
Monday: 05.30 am - 07.30 am