Empieza el verano

bonfireSummer has officially begun. Last weekend, people all over Spain celebrated La Noche de San Juan, but the biggest parties are normally found on the coasts. I was lucky to be on the coast for my second consecutive San Juan–this time I was in Castellón. The fiesta is essentially one big bonfire beach party with friends, family, and plenty of food and drink. There are all sorts of superstitious beliefs about the night, like jumping seven waves at midnight and making a wish, burning a list of bad things from the past year, jumping over the bonfire, and running around the bonfire. Some people even walk right through the bonfire. Happy summer!

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