Known as the ‘Verbena de Sant Joan’, this festival of fire takes place every year over the shortest night of the year, welcoming the arrival of the longest day : on 23th June.Traditionally, on the night of San Juan people make bonfires and fireworks everywhere. It’s a magical night and the party lasts until dawn.
Normally, people celebrate this event on the beach. This party is also known as the « Nit del foc » (Fire’s Night). Old trash are thrown into the fire as a ritual of purification. This way, we prepare for the summer’s arrival.« Sant Joan » is the most important festivity in June and it is celebrated by all Catalan people and also in other communities : Galicia, Valencia, Alicante…etc.
The best places to enjoy « Sant Joan » are all the beaches of Barcelona, Las Ramblas, the little places of each village and over the Catalan coast.
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