La Verbena de San Juan in Barcelona

La Verbena de San Juan 2016 in Barcelona

Celebrations related to the seasons of the year are part of a set of practices carried out since times long before the Romans. The summer solstice, for example, is one of the most important celebrations that have resulted in many myths, legends and stories that even today remain a national and intern...

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Celebrations related to the seasons of the year are part of a set of practices carried out since times long before the Romans.

The summer solstice, for example, is one of the most important celebrations that have resulted in many myths, legends and stories that even today remain a national and international phenomenon. The belief in the power of the Sun, the heat transmitting, is related to the ability to scare creatures of darkness and give way to the light. The arrival of the summer practically coincides with the famous festival of San Juan.

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How was Sant Joan, Barcelona live?

This famous and very celebrated holiday across the country, is held on June 23, is popular called Nit de les Bruixes (night of the Witches) or night of fire. This is without a doubt a magical night.

The called witches night or night of fire it is more known as the Revetlla de Sant Joan, is the shortest night of the year and usually take place between family and friends, which are attached to a variety of festivals of popular type that are always around a bonfire, Fireworks and rockets.

Fire represents the arrival of summer and the expulsion of evil spirits. It is common to see Fireworks over the sky in any city or town, it is also a night that you will see children and adults with all kinds of firecrackers and pyrotechnics.

Food also plays an important role in the Festival of San Juan, is common at the tables will serve as dishes within the Catalan gastronomy, as for example the famous Coca de Sant Joan.

The Festival of San Juan in Barcelona and its legends

What surrounds the Festival of Saint John are always stories dating back to hundreds of years ago. It is said that witches gathered precisely on these dates, in order to celebrate a change, and with it, to boost his powers and magical potions. The tradition of hundreds of years, has allowed us to know believed that witches were shared all kinds of spells and secrets that relate to love and good luck.

Many people still believe that this day is best suited for falling in love.

We can’t doubt that it is a magical, full of fun, Fireworks and popular cuisine night.

In restaurant Suarna, we will keep our hours of 6:00 h 3:00 h, so that you can come to dine calmly and then enjoy the spectacle of fireworks Plaça Espanya. And if then they crave you some gin tonics or some good cocktails, we are here to serve you and make your night of Sant Joan perfect.

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