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Sant Joan (St. John)
Fire, music, and human castles are the backbone of the Saint John Festival in Tarragona
The main events take place in El Serrallo, Tarragona's seafarers´ neighbourhood, with the arrival of the flame from the Canigó, and on the Rambla Nova, with the Fire Parade, led by the local fire groups (Ball de Diables, Drac, Bou, Griu, Víbria and Colla de Diables Voramar del Serrallo), accompanied by some invited groups, which ends with the lighting of the bonfire. Kermesses (street parties) take place in different squares around the city, ending at dawn.
On the 24th of June, at dusk, the traditional St. John's Day castellers' (human towers) festival takes place, with performances by the local castellers: Xiquets de Tarragona, Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona, Xiquets del Serrallo and Colla Castellera Sant Pere and Sant Pau.
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Reception of the Fire, Proclamation, Lighting, Bonfire and Burning of the Dummy
|El Serrallo, the seafaring quarter of Tarragona|
|23/6, 22.30-23.30||Mitja Lluna Square|
Reading of the manifesto of the bonfire dummies and lighting of the bonfire
Sant Joan Kermesse with Mano’s Rock and Tribut FM
“Human Towers” day for Sant Joan
|24/6, 20.00-21.00||Sardanes (Catalan popular dance)||
Rambla Nova - Theater Metropol segment