Friday, 17 June 2011

Sant Joan Festival Barcelona ~ HelmetDress Summer Events Guide

Sant Joan Festival is finally here!

Here at HelmetDress Barcelona, we are all about FUN in the SUN! The summer has arrived and we are looking forward to Barcelona's BIGGEST and CRAZIEST party, The Sant Joan Festival.

What is the Sant Joan Festival all about?
Sant Joan is a firework fueled event, celebrating the longest day of the year and the Summer Solitce. Catalans know this night as the ‘Nit del Foc’ or night of fire and basically, set fire to everything in site.  Everybody gets together, often at people's houses/flats, but also at the beach and it is here that I would suggest you go. 

Last year I went to a Barcelona beach with a bunch of friends, we drank beer and rum, ate pasta, played guitars and watched fireworks. Actually, I almost got blown up by a fire work and I suggest that if you do go out to a San Joan party, be careful of drunk people lighting fireworks, they really are crazy!

When is the Sant Joan Festival?
Sant joan Festival celebrating the longest day of the year is officially on the 23rd & 24th of June. To be honest, it's another excuse for a party, and you will find people celebrating Sant Joan when and however they can. 

Where is San Joan Festival?
Barcelona becomes one giant party for Sant Joan and to be honest, you don't really need to plan any thing. Just grab your friends and hit the streets, there will be fireworks everywhere and most of the bars will be doing something special to celebrate. After a few drinks in the Barcelona bars, I suggest you take your friends down to the beach, maybe Barceloneta or further down towards Marbella if you need more space, EVERYBODY and I mean EVERYBODY will be there, with fireworks, music and dancing. 

Let us know if you go and check out Barcelona Sant Joan, we would love to hear your stories.

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