Have you ever heard of the festival of San Juan in Spain? With millions of people flocking to the beach on the evening of the 23rd of June, San Juan is a night you certainly can’t miss!
Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, the Spanish have had to cancel the beach celebrations of San Juan, both last year and this evening. However, just because you can’t celebrate San Juan on the beach, doesn’t mean that there are no celebrations.
There are still restaurants along the Costa Del Sol that will continue to celebrate in smaller ways.
Read on to discover why San Juan is a very special celebration for the Spanish.
WHAT EXACTLY IS LA NOCHE DE SAN JUAN?
San Juan can be described as the traditional welcoming of the summer and is celebrated along every beach along the coast in Spain on the night of the 23rd of June.
This celebration involves family and friends gathering together with food, drinks, music and bonfires.
WHAT TO EXPECT AND THE TRADITIONS?
Usually, there are many things to be expected, especially packed beaches, excitement in the air, music and many bonfires.
The bonfires are symbolic and are meant to be purifiers and protectors, offering the only lighting that is needed into the night. Additionally, you would see many people jumping over the bonfires.
Next, at exactly 12 PM you’ll see crowds running to the sea for good luck and imagining their wishes coming true.
Despite the beaches closed for San Juan 2021, will you be celebrating with your loved ones this year?