Monday, July 10, 2017

Traditional Dress of Alicante

As part of the San Juan festival there were parades featuring people in fabulous traditional outfits.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hogueras de San Juan Part 3: THE BURNINATING

In a glorious pagan display of fire and ash, at the end of the festival all the hogueras are set on fire.  Safely.  Firefighters are on hand to keep the palm trees from catching on fire, and also to spray the crowd.  I did not realize until this happened why so many people were in bathing attire, and then it made sense.  A good time was had by all.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hogueras de San Juan pt 2

I was fascinated by these things so I took lots of pictures.

Hogueras de San Juan: Pt 1

I just got back from a fabulous trip to Spain during the delightfully pagan San Juan festival, in which the small beach city of Alicante was filled with giant combustible sculptures called Hogueras.