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San Juan and Summer Solstice

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Okay, so the Festival of San Juan is in celebration of the Summer Solstice and something about Saint Juan...not to sure what because I donĀ“t understand Spainsh that well:) Anyways, our Satuday began with an excursion just like every other Saturday. Our first stop was a town called Santillana del Mar. There was a Midevial festival going on there and we visited the Museum of Torture. The town was so cute and the outdoor market was amazing. Summer_Solstice_062.jpg After that town we went to Comillias where Gaudi has a summer house and a palace that he designed. He also did the Cathdral in Barcelona. Next we visited Llanes where we had a picnic on the beach and walked around the city. Summer_Solstice_112.jpg It was a very long day and it was only about to get longer. A large group of us took the bus to Gijon where there was a huge bonfire and about a million people. Summer_Solstice_157.jpgFire works went off as they lit the bonfire and everyone had small fires going all around the beach. We wrote three wishes and one sin on a piece of paper and threw it in our fire. According to the tradition one of the three wishes will come true and the sin will be forgiven. We hung out on the beach all night with all the people and met some really interesting people. Summer_Solstice_174.jpg Overall it was a very long and very wonderful day. My finals are this week so I will let you know how those turn out. Love you and miss you all!!!

Posted by julia324 07:47 Archived in Spain

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