St Jean Festival 24th June posted: 2015-06-22 04:31:00
St. Jean Day or San Juan Festival is celebrated on Midsummer's Day (St. John's Day).
In Spain, it is celebrated on the evening of 23rd and France on the 24th.
In Northern Spain, San Juan or Saint John the Baptist is celebrated with big bonfires are traditionally called "tequeos" (translate people of the dance). In France, the "Fête de Saint-Jean" (feast of St John) is also celebrated with big bonfires only they are traditionally called "chavande".
Spanish people love an excuse to have a festival. With at least one festival every month the chances of you stumbling acorss a celebration whilst on a tour of the Camino de Santiago are very high. As you will see from the subtitled video below everyone gets involved.
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