The feast-day of St John the Baptist coincides with the Summer Solstice (23-24 June) and like many other festivals in Catholic countries, St John's Eve ( la Noche de San Juan), the shortest night of the year, combines elements of both the Christian and pagan traditions - all involving fire.
|Burning the mayor|
|Jumping the bonfire - Elf & Safety nowhere in sight|
|Fiesta on the beach at Estepona|
|Let's burn the World Bank - great idea!|