This is how we celebrate the 4 sun festivals in Dornach:
Equinox March 21, 2024
We celebrate the spring equinox (which astronomically takes place on March 20, 2024) as part of the Unterland Music School's anniversary concert series. This is celebrating its 60th anniversary and will be our guest in Dornach on Thursday, March 21st.
The woodwind concert HOLZFARBEN begins at 6:30 p.m.
Solstitium June 21, 2024
The summer solstice - also called Solstitium (Latin for “standstill of the sun”) - marks the astronomical start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere on June 20, 2024. While winter begins on this day in the southern hemisphere, the sun shines the longest for us on this day. After that, the days get shorter again for us - until the winter solstice at the end of December. We are celebrating the solstice festival in Dornach on Friday, June 21, 2024, with a blossom festival: The vines have finished blooming in the vineyards, the chestnuts are in full swing, and our bees have a lot to do. We, on the other hand, let our souls unwind, taste the new vintages, decorate our heads with flower wreaths, and dance under the stars. Starts at 10 a.m.
Equinox September 21, 2024
The equinox occurs on September 20, 2024. On this day, day and night are exactly the same length everywhere on earth. We in Dornach are celebrating this and the end of the wine-harvest with a special kind of thanks-giving festival: the open cellar day! It will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Solstitium December 21, 2024
We celebrate the winter sun turn, when the days start to get longer again, in Dornach with a farm Christmas market on our terrace: from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. you can enjoy the wintry Christmas atmosphere, taste regional and organic delicacies, and explore the various farmer's market stalls. Delights guaranteed!