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The Bonfires of San Juan

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Spain - Alicante

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From: 2015.06.20 To: 2015.06.24

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I'm the fire starter, the twisted fire starter... urgh! Not really, don't worry, read on and you'll find out about the amazing Las Hogueras de San Juan Festival. One of Spain’s most spectacular pagan festivals, it celebrates fire in all its shapes and intensities. Kicking off with a palm shaped firework, the event continues with a massive post-winter cleaning of furniture and junk, all set on fire in different artistic forms. Rockets blast off, parades fill the streets and the party explodes. There is live music as well as a competition to elect the “Beauty of Fire,” who subsequently becomes the festival’s queen next to her six ladies of honour.

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