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PARTY TIME: Summer in Spain’s Granada is known for its colourful ‘fiestas’, ‘ferias’ and ‘romerias’ – some have an...

FIESTA SEASON is upon us - for many people, it's the annual highlight of life in rural Spain. In early June, it kicked off...

IN PICTURES: San Juan in Lanjarón is one of the craziest fiestas in Spain’s Andalucia

ALWAYS a lively affair, San Juan in Lanjarón, Granada, is best known for its mass water fight on the night of 23 June. It...

Spain’s Malaga ramps up police surveillance on Midsummer’s Eve to 300 police officers and a drone

MALAGA will step up security on beaches today ahead of the crowds that are expected to gather for Midsummer’s Eve celebrations. The beginning of summer...

Midsummer’s Eve in Spain’s Malaga 2023

MIDSUMMER’S Eve, Night of San Juan or St. John's Night festival on the night of June 23 sees thousands of Malaga's residents flock to...

DISPATCH: The ‘loca fiesta’ of San Juan returns to the spa town of Lanjaron in Spain’s Alpujarra

SPAIN is known for some oddball fiestas that go way beyond enjoying drinks and music with friends in the village plaza. While the town...

IN PICTURES: Beach clear up after San Juan revellers leave behind heaps of rubbish on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE big clear up got underway on Friday morning to clean beaches left littered with rubbish after the San Juan celebrations of the night...

La Noche de San Juan: What is Spain’s midsummer celebration all about?

The San Juan festival has its roots in a pagan celebration to mark the start of summer, writes Livia Cockerell.

Midsummer’s Eve: Places to celebrate San Juan Night in Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE shortest night of the year will once again feature bonfires, festivities and beach parties in a large part of the province. San Juan in...

Spain’s Estepona to celebrate Noche de San Juan with funky music festival

ESTEPONA will turn into ‘Funky Town’ on San Juan Night, the City Council has announced. The Noche de San Juan is a festival marked by...

Spain unveils plans for largest artificial beach in Europe just 30 mins drive from Madrid

PLANS have been unveiled for the largest artificial beach in Europe which will be located just a half an hour drive from the capital. Permission...

New home construction in Costa Blanca rises quicker than before COVID-19 pandemic in Spain

SIGNS of a significant rise in new home construction are emerging in Alicante Province. Figures from the Alicante Quantity Surveyors, Architects, and Building Engineers Association(COAATIEA)...

BEACH SHUTDOWN with big police presence to stop San Juan parties on the Costa Blanca in Spain

MOST Costa Blanca beaches will be closed this evening(June 23) to stop any overnight San Juan parties including the celebratory bonfires. It's the second year...
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You can still celebrate San Juan: Here’s where to go in Spain’s Costa del Sol

TRADITIONAL celebrations for San Juan are sadly cancelled once again, with most of the beaches across the Costa del Sol closed overnight, large gatherings...

San Juan bonfire ban on beaches throughout Spain’s Costa Blanca

TRADITIONAL San Juan festivities on all Costa Blanca beaches have been suspended for the second year, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. The municipalities of Alicante...

COVID CLAMPDOWN: Concert organisers in Spain’s Valencia forced to step up anti-COVID protocols before upcoming events

ORGANISERS of the open-air concerts at Valencia’s La Marina are under fire from local and regional authorities for failing to properly enforce anti-COVID safety...

San Juan beach celebrations cancelled again by COVID-19 in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

TRADITIONAL San Juan festival beach parties will be strictly prohibited in the Valencian Community later this month. Regional Health Minister, Ana Barcelo, said: “If we...

Two men arrested over sexual assault of young woman who was enjoying Costa del Sol San Juan celebrations

A witness of the attack notified police, who responded quickly, as nearby officers heard the woman scream

Boy, 8, dies in Spain after choking on hot dog during San Juan celebrations

Paramedics arrived to find the boy not breathing and could not revive him

SHAMEFUL: ‘Racist’ effigy mocking migrants shocks expats and locals ahead of San Juan celebrations on Spain’s Costa del Sol

The offensive structure was pictured on La Rada beach in Estepona ahead of the annual San Juan celebrations yesterday

San Juan celebrations leave more than 28 TONNES of rubbish on Malaga beaches

While littering almost doubled, the amount of bonfires decreased 'significantly'

Where to celebrate Noche de San Juan in Andalucia

Celebrating the summer solstice, Noche de San Juan is marked by the burning of colossal bonfires or ‘júas’

Spain’s beaches to celebrate San Juan festival of fire

I'm voting for Bonfire over Brexit

Two Spaniards gored to death by bulls

The men died in two separate incidents on the fiesta of San Juan

The magic of San Juan in Spain

Why poeple will be jumping over blazing bonfires before heading into the sea for a midnight dip tonight

San Juan festival in Spain

The festival of San Juan is a magical night, celebrated on the June 23, that welcomes the start of the summer season - the summer solstice




Why is there a ‘high risk’ of terror attacks in the EU this Christmas? Warning from Brussels follows a...

OFFICIALS in Brussels have warned there is a ‘high risk’ of terror attacks across Europe this Christmas.  European Commissioner Ylva Johansson issued the warning this...


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