San Juan night is considered the shortest night of the year. In Catalonia and Barcelona, it is a holiday characterised by different festivity acts and activities for the whole family. A good example of this are the bonfires and fireworks in the streets.
Discos and nightclubs organise all kinds of events so evening entertainment is guaranteed.
The beginning of summer
Sant Joan feast begins its celebrations on the evening of June 23rd and continue on the following day, June 24th, which is considered the longest day of the year.
June 24th is technically known as the Summer Solstice, when the sun reaches its highest level. Metaphorically speaking, the sun is the source of wealth and fertility so to help it with this task, all kinds of bonfires and fireworks are handed out on the night of San Juan.