La Noche De San Juan, Marbella

Along with the rest of Spain, Marbella celebrates the shortest night and longest day of the year with La Noche de San Juan. Based on pagan origins, a key part of the festival is the massive bonfires – which represent purification – that are held on the beach on the evening of 23rd June. There’s also the traditional burning of munecos, or papier-mâché effigies. Music, entertainment and fireworks add to the party atmosphere.

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