Head to Zaragoza for Noche de San Juan - LateRooms.com

April 15, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
LateRooms.com highlights one of Spain's most lively annual festivals is the Noche de San Juan (Night of St John).

People using accommodation in Zaragoza may find the city celebrates this event with particular fervour, as busy fireside celebrations are held in areas such as the Oliver district and Delicias Park.

The festival is similar in some ways to the traditional Guy Fawkes Night in England, although it is a midsummer celebration.

Taking place on June 23rd and 24th, the Noche de San Juan is ostensibly a tribute to John the Baptist, although it also has links to ancient summer solstice celebrations.

In Zaragoza, bonfires are built around the city and many dramatic firework displays take place as families gather in the streets for the festivities.

People visiting the city, or other parts of Spain, during the event should find it creates a unique atmosphere and feeling of wild celebration as the fireworks and revelry continues late into the night.

The Noche de San Juan is also celebrated in various forms in other European countries, as well as South American nations such as Bolivia, Chile and Venezuela.

If you're heading to the Noche de San Juan this year, we strongly advise that you book your hoteles en Zaragoza as soon as possible, given the huge popularity of the event.