St. John's EveJune 24, 2016 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 22 °C
Tonight we experienced St. John's eve which is apparently much celebrated in Spain. I don't have good wifi but, from what I could tell, it is related to the summer solstice festivities of the pagans many years ago.
We were getting to bed when we heard much commotion outside (mind you, this was just before midnight). From our balcony, we observed that the beach was crowded with party goers who were near the water as the clock turned to midnight. Some folks entered the water for a swim while in other areas fireworks boomed for another 20 minutes. Bonfires raged on the beach and it appeared that fire-lit lanterns were launched into the sky.
One of the great things about traveling is experiencing the unexpected and seeing the locals celebrate this festival was a worthwhile experience!Read more