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Sant Joan: Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Pyrenees

The summer solstice fire festivals of the Pyrenees, are a tradition included, since 2015, on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

23rd & 24th June: The Eve and Festival of Sant Joan is held on the Summer Solstice when the sun reaches its zenith. (Interestingly, for the Catalans, this is considered the beginning of Summer). Arguably, …

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