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Festival of Sant Joan 2020

Traditional festivals are not numerous on Ibiza, so occasions such as the fiery summer welcoming during the Sant Joan holiday is not to be missed

Festival of Sant Joan in Ibiza 2020 - Best Time
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If you happen to be in Ibiza between the 21st and 24th of June, make sure to attend one of the few local festivals—the feast of Sant Joan (San Juan) or Saint John. On that day, ​the local community takes part in solemn mass and later a parade from the church to the town hall square, where Ibizans welcome the summer through fiery performances that are believed to drive off evil spirits and symbolize rebirth and purification. This exciting celebration is topped with colorful evening fireworks.

Watching fireworks, Ibiza 2020
Watching fireworks, Ibiza

Similar St John's Day celebrations take place all over Spain, especially in the regions of Valencia and Catalonia, as well as around the other Balearic Islands besides Ibiza.

Sant Joan night, San José, Ibiza, Spain 2020
Sant Joan night, San José, Ibiza, Spain
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Bewitched with fire, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza, Spain 2020
Bewitched with fire, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza, Spain
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