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San Juan

La night of San Juan is a very ancient festival which celebrates the arrival of the summer in the northern hemisphere whose principal rite consist of igniting a bonfire and the purpose of this ordinance was to "give more power to the sun"
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June 24th. The date remains amagical night in much of the northern hemisphere. Mythology states that strange occurrences can occur on this shortest night of the year.So welcome to the magical night of San Juan. SanJuan is about changes. It is about night to day; it is about fire to water. Fire purifies and water recuperates, refreshes, and rejuvenates.
June 24th has the shortest night ofthe year, and bonfires are the theme of the night. Men and women, young people and children, all spend time to build these bonfires. According to tradition, if people jump over abonfire three times on San Juan's night, they will be cleansed and purified, and their problems burned away
Typically bonfires are set and people gather all night to sing, play theguitar, eat and spend time together
The people traditionally roast "panchitos" as they are called, along with pigs, goats, and other animals. The "parrillada" or "churrasco" (asbarbeques are called here) usually include hot dogs or sausages, lots of chicha or other alcoholic drinks
San Juan is celebrated in Bolivia every year on 23 june. It is the shortestans the coldest night of the year. In some rural towns like Porongo dancers will walk on hot coals to show the spirits they are macho and unafraid of the cold or any other malicethey may want to bestow upon them.
i think this celebration is very funny but i dont like the bonfires because the amount of smoke in the air is very bad and damaging