"Bonfires of Saint John" Alicante Local Custom Tip by DanielF

Alicante Local Customs: 21 reviews and 37 photos


The night of Saint John, on the Summer solstice is the major festivity in Alicante. They build large monuments of wood and papier maché, similar to the falles in Valencia and they get burned during that night as an act of purification.

The "queen" of the "fogueres" is called the "Beauty of the Fire" (Bellea del Foc). An extravagant name, but a beauty indeed.

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  • Written Jun 8, 2003
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