The San Juan Bonfires, La Coruña, Galicia. 23rd & 24th June
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 The San Juan Bonfires, La Coruña, Galicia. 23rd & 24th June
 
 
 

 

 
  The San Juan Bonfires
La Coruña, Galicia
23rd & 24th June
Most of Spain celebrates the arrival of summer with huge bonfire parties and
A Coruña , in the Region of Galicia, is no exception.
Be in the area early because some of the preparations and events take place  in May and continue most of June.
Different cultural, social, sporting and traditional events: together with Chamber music concerts, recitals, exhibitions, ballet and regional dances can be seen at customary locations around the city.
Then on 23rd June over the course of the day there are successive parades and street performances with music bands, bagpipes and traditional dances, as well as groups of “giants and big-heads” that fill the streets of A Coruña with a party atmosphere.
Plaza de María Pita Square is the stage for a musical festival, and the smell of roasting sardines fills the whole city at dinnertime, with a multitude of “sardiñadas” on the streets of its many neighbourhoods.
Little by little, as night falls, hundreds of bonfires are lit, although it is on the beaches of Riazor and Orzán where the fiesta is at its most spectacular.
At midnight, the colour of the flames can be seen reflecting in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean: the “noite da queima” (night of flames) has reached its zenith and an immense bonfire erected here two days before is lit. The brave hearts among the young bucks will vie with each other to jump through the flames.
It is common to see many people carrying out the traditional ritual of a purifying swim in the waters of Riazor. The sky fills with fireworks and the fiesta moves onto the streets of A Coruña, lasting well into the early hours.


A Coruña
Galicia
Tourist Office:
Rúa Sol, s/n - Edificio Sol - 15003
La Coruña (A Coruña)
Tel. +34 981184344
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La Coruña
Tourist Office:
Dársena de la Marina, s/n - 15001
La Coruña  (A Coruña)
Tel. +34 981221822
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