Sant Juan's Festival

By Jodi R, Germany, August 2011

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Celebrate Sant Joan Festival in Barcelona on the midsummer night solstice with fireworks, concerts and dancing. The following day is a public holiday so you can dance all night!

Fire is the most important element of the traditional festivities, lit by the flame of Canigò, which comes from the peak of a holy mountain of the same name in the Pyrenees. Since 1955 this flame is kept alive in the kitchen of the museum Casa Pairal to represents the strength of Catalan culture  and is used to light the flame on the peak of the Canigò and throughout the region. If you burn something in the Sant Joan fire it will apparently purify your sins and bring you good luck.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Barcelona Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Barcelona. Photo courtesy of Castila via Wordpress.

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