Día de San Juan – Patron Saint of Wackos?

On the evening of June 23rd, Spaniards all along the southern coast flock to the beaches to celebrate the Día de San Juan, by burning all their old, unwanted items and drinking themselves silly.

As often happens, the mixing of small, manageable bonfires and young, drunk people results in a night full of fire-jumping.

We’re a few days late on this, but were just at Malvarrosa and can report that they’ve done an admirable job of cleaning up the beach. Valencia is really on the ball when it comes to keeping itself tidy.

Check out the slide show from Levante, for some great images from San Juan:

Slide Show from Levante

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