In Barcelona, holidays and festivals follow one another without a break. young people just beginning to come to life after three days of Sonar Festival, as already it's time to prepare for a new triumph, the feast of St. Joan.
Joan is a holy brother Catalan Russian Ivan Kupala, in his honor in Barcelona every year is celebrated the shortest night of the year, coinciding with the summer solstice. The origin of this celebration comes from paganism, the main ritual is fueling huge fires, to give more power to the sun, which begins to weaken from this day, and the days are getting shorter. Fires also help scare away witches and other evil forces, that, according to legend, Putting it all together in the shortest night of the year.
Tuesday in 18-30 at Sant Jaume square in the heart of the Gothic Quarter will bring sacred fire to all Beltane. This beautiful tradition, which is accompanied by music and a parade of giant puppets.
On the night 23 on 24 of June in Barcelona, you will be a lot of fun, If you are not afraid of the constant explosions of firecrackers and huge accumulations are not particularly sober people. By tradition, this night you have to go to watch the sunset on the beach, after which the real madness begins. bonfires, fireworks, firecrackers, dancing, concerts and parties. About 70 thousands of people come to the beaches of Barcelona in the night.
Party at night San Joan:
The beach cafe Mokai Beach Bar on the beach Nova Icaria held a party with electronic music with 17-00 to 5 in the morning. the entrance is free.
Sant Adria on the beach in Besos will be another party fries from the collective Discos Paradiso. DJs will perform the following: Ari Up + Abu Sou + Bzzzbip + Compass Crew feat. Not Me & Ntrnstr + DJ Bruce Lee + Mr. Ho + Omega III. Home in 20-00 to 6 in the morning. The exact location of: La Barca De Adria.
As for the gastronomy, this holiday has made a special cake, which is called "Coca St. Juan". La Coca de Sant Joan - a traditional cake with various fillings for every taste: cream, with pine nuts, candied, marmalade, etc..
Metro and bicycles bising in San Joan night will work all night. And in the morning all the cleaning service to the beach, to return to their open spaces clean and tidy. Do not forget, that on June 24 in Barcelona, a public holiday and all shops are closed.