Midsummer Eve in Barcelona

Posted on 22 June 2012 in Barcelona, always!, Culture

The first summer weekend offers loads of events and activities, the highlight being Midsummer Eve or the Festival of St John, known over here as the Revetlla de Sant Joan.

Night of Fire

Night of Fire

The Midsummer Eve municipal website is now online and can be consulted for all the information you need about the festival’s associated services and leisure events. For example, you will find a map marking out all the points in the city where there will be public parties, street bonfires and booths selling bangers and fireworks.

You will also find out all about the significance of the festival’s various symbols and the reception of the Canigó Flame at Plaça de Sant Jaume at 7.30 pm, Saturday 23 June. The flame is kept at the Casa Pairal Museum in Perpignan during the year, except on 22 June, when it is taken out and up to the top of the Canigó mountain and then, at midnight, taken on a route to light the bonfires of hundreds of villages and towns.

Lights, bonfires, fireworks and sparklers, as well as coques (a traditional Catalan flat bread or cake) and cava will be the star attractions during the year’s most magical night.

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