Holiday cottages for Saint John's Eve, the best option for enjoying the festivity
Cottages are a good option to enjoy the Saint John's Eve. This festivity has always been a very celebrated day in Catalonia, and a great way to live this special day, where firecrackers and bonfires are the protagonists of the night, is to do it with family or friends. Celebrate this night in a cottage will make things much easier, as our cottages have large outdoor areas, most with barbecues and large spaces where you can gather and have a nice outside dinner.
Where Saint John's Eve tradition comes from?
Saint John's Eve has always been a very special night, where bonfires, firecrackers and suet pastry are the protagonists. But where does this tradition come from? The truth is that it has an uncertain date of when it started, and why is not also clear. There are stories that say it was a celebration of the summer solstice, also meant to scare away evil spirits with bonfires or even witches' night and the damnest night of the year. Even in the dictator's era an attempt was made to extinguish it, because it was considered a pagan holiday and was not proper for the people who practised Christianity.
Apart from all the stories and gossip passed on this day, today is still a family celebration where little ones and adults enjoy throwing firecrackers and lighting a good bonfire to celebrate the festivity by burning old furniture or pieces of furniture. wood that is no longer useful, you will also see many students burning their books from last year. Neighbourhood dinners are common in all the villages and towns of Girona region, especially in rural areas.
So if you have decided to stay in a country house for Saint John's Eve this year, remember to find out where each village celebrates its festivity, because it is worth enjoying these popular festivals.