St. John’s Day 2018 in Barcelona

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In pagan times, the Eve of Saint John’s Day (Nit de Sant Joan) was a time to purify mind and body before entering the new season. Abundance, purity and fertility were represented by fire, a tradition that has withstood the test of time. Today... ... read more

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Barcelona St. John’s Day Overview

In pagan times, the Eve of Saint John’s Day (Nit de Sant Joan) was a time to purify mind and body before entering the new season. Abundance, purity and fertility were represented by fire, a tradition that has withstood the test of time. Today, the festival transforms Barcelona into an electrifying environment with fiery traditions and exuberant parties.

Each year on June 23, the Nit de Sant Joan ignites the beginning of summer. Fireworks illuminate the sky and crackling bonfires line the Mediterranean Sea shoreline throughout the night. Natives and tourists flock to the beaches for a night of music, dancing, fireworks and bonfire-hopping. Seven leaps over a bonfire with your significant other guarantees a lifetime of happiness, but be wary of a drunkenly calibrated vault.

Clubs and bars along the beach like Opium Mar, Sotavento, and Catwalk, burst into life. Partygoers rev up with drinks and dancing, then slink down to the sand to indulge the warmth of the flames. Locals can be seen diving into the tepid waters of the Mediterranean, a long-standing tradition that is said to cleanse the soul. Every June, the Nit de Sant Joan provides an all-night party that rages on until sunrise.

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