Another year with San Juan in Sabinillas. “La Noche de San Juan” is held each year on the evening of the 23rd of June and goes on through to the early hours of the 24th which is the so called Dia de San Juan. This is the shortest night of the year and the longest day which has to be celebrated. As well it is the old pagan midsummer celebration which has been ‘Christianified’. A huge castle/tableau sort of thing is constructed on the beach in Sabinillas. You should go now and have a quick look. It’s an amazing work again, created by local artist Juan Oliva. This castle will be burned down by midnight, when it is also customary to walk into the sea to wash away any bad luck. The night is also marked by nice fireworks on the beach in Sabinillas, live music and dancing in the center of Sabinillas until the early hours of the morning.
This years programme (all timings approximate):
9.30 pm – Parade by the Manilva Town Band
10.30 pm – Live music by the group Libertad who will continue into the early hours of the morning
11.30 pm – Official welcome from Manilva Town Council
12 midnight – The bonfire will be lit, followed by a spectacular firework display