San Juan Night in Barcelona 2019
Date: Night from 23rd to 24th June 2019
Celebrate the arrival of summer in style!
In Barcelona on the night of 23rd to 24th June San Juan is celebrated, a night party that will surprise you. Come celebrate this party night with friends, neighbors, family and even strangers all over the city. There is music in the streets, dinners and there will be firecrackers and fireworks. Come and spend a few days in Barcelona as the whole city is full of activities.
Noche de San Juan is a pagan festivity, in which bonfires or fires are usually lit to celebrate the arrival of the summer solstice (which would actually be 21 June). The purpose of this rite was to give more strength to the sun, since from then on, the days become shorter until the arrival of the winter solstice. Naturally, fire also had a purifying function for those who contemplated it.
San Juan Celebrations in Barcelona: Bonfires, fireworks, fiesta and much more.
Fireworks, fireworks, party and bonfires!
It all starts in Sant Jaume square on the 23rd of June in the afternoon when the flame of the Canigó arrives. From there the fire is taken to the different districts of the city to light the bonfires. The most common is to go to the beach to celebrate tonight, where there is a very jovial atmosphere and many bonfires lit in the sand. You can also take the opportunity to take a night bath and have a spectacular view of the fireworks. The most typical for dinner is the traditional Coca de San Juan with candied fruit. The party won’t stop until you see the sunrise on the horizon.
In addition, many clubs and discotheques organize verbenas, so that night is one of the liveliest in Barcelona. If you happen to be in town around this time, forget about sleeping and go out and celebrate!