Noche De San Juan: Bonfires And Insanity

Last night, we welcomed — and bid a heartfelt good riddance to — Noche De San Juan (St. John’s Eve, the feast day of Saint John the Baptist).

The evening is traditionally marked with bonfires. They could be seen all along the beach. Smokey but picturesque. Fireworks could be seen here and there in the distance. Bars and restaurants stayed open later than usual. Some of the chiringuitos (beach bars/restaurants) hosted big events. We were unfortunate enough to be right across the street from one of those chiringuitos. Strobe lights. Booming music pumped through gigantic speakers. Until 3:15. In the morning!


There was a mess on the beach that was cleaned up in time for today’s beach-goers.

We’re already talking about where we’ll escape to next year.

Tomorrow, more pictures from Cádiz.

Click any image to amplify (quietly).

BONFIRES, FRIENDS, AND FAMILIES.
FUN TO SEE BUT BLASTING MUSIC FROM HUGE AMPLIFIERS
IS NOT PART OF THE TRADITION.
STILL CLEANING AS PEOPLE ARRIVE FOR A DAY AT THE BEACH.

Next Noche de San Juan, we’ve got to find ‘us’ a quiet place.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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