Sant Joan in Barcelona – Welcome summer!
23 June 2011
Sant Joan is a very special and magical night in Barcelona.It is held on June 23rd, which is the shortest night of the year, and it is to welcome the summer.
Sant Joan is a very special and magical night in Barcelona. It is held on June 23rd, which is the shortest night of the year, and it is to welcome the summer. The streets are filled with parties, dances, outdoor dinners, bonfires, fireworks and many firecrackers. The city's beaches are some of the most popular sites to celebrate and they offer a good view of the fireworks that light up the night.
It is traditional to eat Coca de Sant Joan, a delicious dessert with cream, pine nuts and candied fruit. During these days they can be ordered and purchased at all bakeries and pastry shops, but if you like cooking, you can find different recipes on the following links:
Recipes from Barcelona's City Hall
On Barcelona’s City Hall’s website you can find all the popular celebrations that have been organized:
Celebrations in Barcelona
Hotel Paseo de Gracia would like to recommend caution with fire, firecrackers, and all excesses, so that this wonderful night can become a good memory. Happy Sant Joan!