Sant Joan (St. John)

Festa de Sant Joan a Tarragona
Festa de Sant Joan a Tarragona
Festa de Sant Joan a Tarragona
Festa de Sant Joan a Tarragona
Festa de Sant Joan a Tarragona
Festa de Sant Joan a Tarragona
Festa de Sant Joan a Tarragona
Festa de Sant Joan a Tarragona
Festa de Sant Joan a Tarragona
Festa de Sant Joan a Tarragona
23 and 24 June

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.

OUTSTANDING ACTIVITIES:

DAY ACTIVITY TIME PLACE
23/06

 Reception of the Fire, Proclamation, Lighting, Bonfire and Burning of the Dummy

19.30 El Serrallo, the seafaring quarter of Tarragona
23/06

Fire parade

22.25  Mitja Lluna Square
23/06

Reading of the manifesto of the bonfire dummies and lighting of the bonfire

23.30 Corsini Square
24/06

 Sant Joan Kermesse with La Prole Band and Star Way bands

24.00 Corsini Square
24/06

 “Human Towers” day for Sant Joan

19.30 Font Square
24/06  Sardanes (Catalan popular dance) 20.00 Rambla Nova - Balcony of the Mediterranean segment

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