San Juan bonfire festival, summer solstice…………………………
The bonfires of San Juan is a traditional and popular festival celebrated around the world, on the evening of the 23rd June, one of the largest is here near me in Alicante Spain. Formally constituted in 1928.
The beach’s are full of bonfire’s !!!
Early evening, everyone prepares for the big magical night…………..
A magical night, where bonfire’s are set all along the beaches, also in Alicante there are incredible paper mache and wood figures which fill the streets.
The beach fires, is where everyone jumps over the fire or waves three times to make a wish, It is about night and day, fire and water, Fire purifies and water recuperate’s, refreshes and rejuvenate’s.
This wonderful evening can go on till the early hours, and many stay to see the sunrise. During the festival there is always a spectacular fire work display.
I hope you all have a wonderful San Juan, and all your wishes come true.