Sant Joan (St. John’s Eve) Tarragona
Tarragona Night of Saint John-Noche de Sant Joan
The lively celebration of the summer solstice has its roots way back in time before the Christian era. This is a night of witches, roaring bonfires, amazing fireworks and partying ’til dawn.
However there’s a bit more to it than just partying, and if you want to understand more about this festival click on Night of saint John-Noche de San Juan
Did you know that the Roman City of Tarraco in Tarragona is a UNESCO Heritage Site – you can find out that and other UNESCO sites of Catalonia by clicking on UNESCO Heritage in Catalonia
Want to discover more about the fabulous city of Tarragona, just click on this link to read the Tarragona Spain Travel Guide.
A New York Times critic, Florence Fabricant, said this about Tarragona: “We left Tarragona feeling as though we had been let in on a wonderful secret that told not only of the reach of ancient Rome, but of other historic periods, layered within and around the city. And that the secret was meant to be shared.”
If you would like to see the article that she wrote about Tarragona in the New York Times, click on Tarragona in the New York Times
Carrer Major, 39
Phone: 977 250 795
(Town Hall) Ajuntament de Tarragona
Plaça de la Font, 1
Phone: 977 296 100
The flame of Mount Canigó, according to tradition, lightens the bonfires that will illuminate the Summer solstice event.
The parties, the coques dolces (sweet flatbreads) and the fireworks are welcome on the night of the witches.