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Las Hogueras de San Juan

Listed under Festivals in Alicante, Spain.

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Las Hogueras de San Juan in Alicante commemorate the summer solstice with lavish feasts, dancing, and, most importantly, bonfires. For several days in June you can pay to enter a tent called a barraca where much of the partying takes place. On the actual Night of San Juan, cardboard, wood, and paper-maché effigies called hogueras are systematically set ablaze, creating an amazing scene of flames and smoke until the firemen come in with their hoses and make sure the fires are safely put out.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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