The festival of San Juan is celebrated throughout the country in very different ways. In Barcelona, it is a popular celebration that everyone lives in their own way, with meetings to dine, play music and light bonfires. Popularly known as Noche de San Juan is a holiday and you can not miss the typical San Juan coca. It is the shortest night of the year and the summer solstice is celebrated there.
Throughout Spain, fireworks are launched and bonfires are lit. This year we have the Canigó Flame on June 23 in the evening, arriving at the Sant Jaume square, where it is received by the municipal authorities, the Àliga de la Ciudad and the Giants of the City, while the song “Muntanyes del Canigó” is played ” Then, the representatives of each neighborhood collect the fire that will light the bonfires throughout the city.
With the lighting of the bonfires the festivals begin in the squares and streets of Barcelona’s neighborhoods and, in parallel, the popular dinners, fireworks, dances and much fun until the early hours.
- Saturday, June 23