The festivities of San Juan spark the fun in the Region o...
The festivities of San Juan spark the fun in the Region of Valencia
Welcome the summer with a magical experience. Castellón, València and, especially Alicante with the well-known festivity of “Fogueres de Sant Joan”, have ready for you one of the most exclusive holidays of the year.
The light invades Alicante with the colour of its most summery tradition, the “Fogueres de San Juan”. The event has been declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest and celebrates the summer solstice with the richness of art and fire in the form of “Mascletaes”, the spectacular “Palmera”, music and lots of fun. Let its magic seduce you!
Alicante burns in flames, and it is not coming from the fire. The art and colour of the “ninots”, figures made with cardboard and wood, are responsible for lighting the streets of Alicante on the night of June 24. The city brings splendour from its “Plantà” (monument setting up), which takes place on June 20 at night. At this time of the year, you can try the traditional and delicious 'Coca amb Tonyina y bacores' (tuna and fig cake).
Do you like gunpowder? Well, then you must know that in Alicante you'll find many “Mascletaes” (a spectacle of sound and fireworks) and also the “Palmera”. Enjoy the beauty of its lightning from the Santa Bárbara Castle and follow up with the “Cremà”. Moreover, while the "hogueres" (monuments) burn, enjoy the traditional “Banyà” and cool down thanks to the hoses of the local firemen!
Thousands of people will choose the Region of Valencia to enjoy the San Juan holiday. The big party that lasts for days in Alicante is one of the favourite destinations for Spanish people too, as many inland and coastal towns celebrate it. Enjoy the music, leave behind what no longer serves you and say hello to the summertime!
The famous Hogueres de San Juan always go above and beyond. In this way, the beaches of Las Arenas, Malvarrosa and La Patacona, in València, and the Grao de Castellón also have their festival. Its coasts get filled with hundreds of people celebrating the arrival of summer; the flames flash everything old to enter renewed in the season surrounded by music and a great atmosphere. The start of summer is a beautiful moment. Where will you welcome it?