The people of Malaga did not hesitate one more year to turn to the Night of San Juan. Thousands of people fulfilling the tradition of bathing or wetting their face with sea water to maintain beauty, burn the ‘júas’, throw into the bonfires papers written with wishes and in other cases jump the embers of the fire, sharing food and Drink on the beaches with friends or family.
It is a ritual that takes place on the eve of San Juan to welcome summer, in the most magical and shortest night of the year, coinciding with the summer solstice, which is when this season begins. From Manilva, at the westernmost point, to Maro, on the east, the coastline was the big stage of the celebration last night, with dozens of parties and musical performances, fireworks displays and much desire for joy and fun. In many points of the coast the city councils organized ‘júas’ contests and espetadas for the assistants.
In the capital, the most visited points were once again the beaches of La Misericordia, where the City Council organized a great party with the performance of the Andalusian Rhythm orchestra and a pyromusical show; and that of La Malagueta, with a concert in which Curricé, Lérica, Nils Van Zandt, Rasel, Tony Lozano and Xuso Jones performed, as well as the DJs of Megastar Mateo and Andrea; Álvaro Sicilia and Sergio Blázquez. In El Palo, the neighborhood association distributed bags among the people to facilitate the collection of garbage and not leave it lying on the beach. In Torre del Mar, El Arrebato acted and distributed 325 kilos of skewers. There was also Noche de San Juan in Marbella, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas and Torremolinos, as well as Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo, Torrox and Nerja. It was enough to go to the beach in any direction to find groups celebrating the arrival of summer. Inside, residents of Torrox went to the river to get their faces wet.