The Week of the Gionis
Started in 2006, the Week of the "Gioni"* is an annual free event dedicated to togetherness. Ourselves, the others and nature together. Hands, head and heart together. Babies, children, adolescents, adults, grannies and grandpas together. And cats and dogs together as well!
The system is simple:
All those who live on the spot (around 60 persons of all ages) share everyday's chores and responsabilities, and participate in any acrivity they wish.
The place is open to visitors, who join in anywhere they like.
There is a programme of activities, based on the propositions of the participants: workshops, games, presentations, courses, lectures, walks, debates, shows, celebrations, the program is always interesting, enthusiastic and full to the rim!
But beyond the activities, the essence of the week remains the inner encounter with group spirit.
For the magic of the Gionis isn't found in the sound of his voice, but in the infinite silence that in between two "Guion!" suddenly comes alive.
The Week of the Gionis for the year 2013 is still not announced, so please visit us again on this site for more information.
* Gionis is a kind of small owl that produces a unique sound: "Gion!" at perfectly regular intervals.