The San Juan festival celebrates the Summer Solstice, which is the shortest night of the year. The meaning behind the festival is that during the Summer Solstice, the sun is at its highest point and needs to be given strength Because of this, people light bonfires and fireworks to bring light throughout the city. The night is electric throughout the city, and decorations are all over the beach restaurants and plaza squares. The official food of the festival is bread-like cake sold at bakeries called “Coque”. The popular spot to be on the night of June 23 is the beach, so you so can experience all of the fireworks and be in the middle of the celebration! A great part about the celebration is that the next day, June 24, is a public holiday. So, you can be out celebrating all night!
Check out www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com for more information about the San Juan Festival!
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