Happy Saint John’s night!
Is this a traditional celebration where you live?
It’s a very strong tradition in Galicia, maybe the most enjoyed night in the year. People, mostly teenagers, build up to 3 meter high piles of wood that are lit at midnight. They spend weeks seeking for scrap wood at construction sites and asking for old furniture at the neighbourhood. Cities and towns get covered in smoke. After some time of burning, when the height of the flames is low enough, people jump over the fires. The embers are used to grill pilchards, which are consumed in great amount (its price doubles these days).
Of course, nobody can eat grilled pilchards without wine, which is also consumed in great amount…
It’s really a lot of fun.