Homero, Canto XII, La Odisea:

Homero, Canto XII, La Odisea: "Para aquí tu navio, escucha el cantar que cantamos, nunca nadie pasó por aquí con su negro navío sin que de nosotros supiera las voces suaves; y después, recreados, se iban conociendo más cosas".

martes, 21 de abril de 2015



Do you know Alicante's St. John's Bonfires Festival?

They say midsummer brings out the madness in all of us, so don't be surprised if in Alicante in 
June you see apparently normal people leaping over bonfires on the beach at the dead of night 
and running into the sea.
The longest day, which is officially 
the summer solstice, is June 21st, 
however, the midsummer celebrations take place in Alicante two days later, 
coinciding with St John's (San Juan) 
day on June 23rd. 
Immense papier mâché statues  – known as "hogueras" or  "fogueres", which means bonfires -,
adorn the streets from June 19th 
onwards.  They are fireworks to at the end of the festival, but not  until June 24th at midnight.
Alicante's San Juan celebration is the largest in our region, and you need on taking a stroll 
through our streets in June.

The electrifying, colourful end to the "fiesta" starts with a huge firework display from 
Santa Bárbara castle.

Legend has it that you should leap over the bonfires and make a wish, you 
should then run into the 
Mediterranean sea and leap over the waves. It is also said that you should write down your heart's 
desires on a piece of paper and throw it into the flames. Many locals swear by it, with some 
claiming that their dreams, after being reduced to ashes on San Juan night, always come true.

We would like to invite you to our
amazing festival and enjoy with us 
our traditions!

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