How does Spain celebrate Saint John? Fire. And fireworks. And more fire. And beer. Cue the gathering of thousands of jóvenes on Valencia’s beaches while dozens of bonfires, chinese lanterns and fireworks light up the Mediterranean coast to the backdrop of the bands of Xufa Rock. Get a taste of what happened last year in our article here.
Felicidades to all the Juans, Joans and Johns - why not celebrate by getting chased by a devil with a 6 foot sparkler? You may have noticed that last weekend was a bit more crowded than usual in Valencia city. You will have most definitely noticed if you live near a casal fallero and subsequent lairy verbena aka. mobile disco/karaoke/"I'm gonna play the Game of Thrones theme tune at full blast at 3am" fun times. This all comes as standard in the run up to San Juan, a popular festival that welcomes in the Spanish summer. The 23rd of June marks the eve of San Juan, or the day of Saint John … [Read more...]