The Festival of San Juan dates back to pre-Christian times and marks the arrival of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It is celebrated all over Spain but especially in coastal regions where many people head for the beach, build bonfires and party throughout the night. The region of Alicante is one of the biggest celebrations of San Juan. The burning begins at midnight once a palm tree shaped firework display has been released from Alicante Castle. At 2pm every day between 20th and 24th June there are deafening fireworks displays in Plaza Luceros. Jumping in the sea at midnight is supposed to be a way to wash away evil spirits and to gain eternal beauty.
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This year the Day of the Lamb will be Sunday, June During the month of June and during the festivities of Sant Joan there are special bus services so that the thousands of people who move can go and return from the festivities to their hotels and apartments without problems. These are the lines that can serve you during the holidays the schedule of the Jaleo Bus is pending to be confirmed :. The Caixers Board represents the medieval states and their appointment occurs every two years.
Una multitud celebra Sant Joan sin mascarilla ni distancia de seguridad en Menorca
Throughout history, summer solstice celebrations have been an important element of social, cultural, and religious life in many Spanish cities and towns, especially those close to the sea. Originally a pagan Celtic ritual on the shortest night of the year, the holiday was christianized during the 5th century by the deeply religious king Clovis and named "Saint John's Day" after Saint John the Baptist, who was born on the 24th of July. Most celebrations take place on the eve of the Saint's birthday with fireworks, bonfires, music, singing and dancing.
Picture Gallary. San Juan is a very individually designed property with an unusual very large pentagon shaped swimming pool. With such a large area of ground it is wonderfully private and peaceful.