For the 75th anniversary

Queens of Sant Joan Credit: Javea Council, Facebook

A stunning celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Bonfires of Sant Joan lit up the streets of Javea before Saint Joan´s Day on June 24.

Children and women of all ages carried flowers in a parade through the old town´s streets in beautiful, traditional costumes.

Locals and visitors gathered together as the festivity´s presidents throughout the 75 years were presented, honouring the long-standing tradition.

With an extensive programme of events in the build-up to Saint Joan Day, music performances, flower offerings and church service took place, uniting the town´s residents in joy and community to the light of celebratory fireworks and vibrant costumes.

The commemoration marked the 75th year of celebrating Saint Joan Day, emphasising the history and traditional roots of Javea.

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Written by

Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.