San Juan Festival
Held on the summer solstice, friends gather to build large bonfires on the beaches of Mojacar Playa, and on lots of other beaches up and down the coast, from any kind of wood, such as old furniture. The fires are lit at sunset and then the parties start. Drinks and food are shared around the fire and one custom is that couples jump hand-in-hand over the flames. Very much a party atmosphere and especially popular with the younger generation.