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09 Jun

Las Hogueras de San Juan in June!

Las Hogueras de San Juan in June!

Las Hogueras de San Juan is a Spanish festival to celebrate the beginning of summer. This celebration has been celebrated in Spain since the 1920s, and the tradition continues when bonfires, monuments and statues are set on fire at midnight at the weekend.

Las Hogueras de San Juan in Alicante

This festival is celebrated in Alicante and it is one of the year’s biggest party it has also been declared as an international tourist attraction. There will be lots of events starting from the beginning of June until 24th when the celebration of Las Hogueras de San Juan will come to an end with big fireworks and doll looking statues and bonfires on the streets are set on fire. This is called La Cremá and during that time firefighters spray water over the viewers. La Cremá is originally originated as a cleansing ritual, when people forget all the problems and bad things that occurred during the past year. Inflammable dolls act as symbols of evil and misfortune.


Torrevieja

Also Torrevieja is celebrating the beginning of summer with bonfires. In different neighborhoods, people build their own bonfires at the beach. There is also spectacular midnight fireworks on Playa del Curma, which you don’t want to miss! The cleaning ritual is also done in Torrevieja, but a bit differently. Traditionally, people jump over the smaller bonfires that are set on fire as a symbol of cleansing.

        

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