Saturday, June 30, 2012

Las fiestas de San Juan y San Pedro

After a tasty excursion to Astorga (be sure to ask your students about the chocolate!) and an exciting fútbol game against France, many students and their families brought the night to a close by watching the fireworks and the traditional hoguera, or bonfire,  that officially commence the festivities in celebration of San Juan and San Pedro.

The hoguera traditionally is a symbol of purification for those who take part and local legend has it that those who write down a wish and throw the paper into the fire will see it come true.

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