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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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What to do today? Cultural events in Andorra with Clare Allcard

PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday, 20th June – Sunday, 28th June, 2020

THE FESTIVAL OF SANT JOAN, WEDNESDAY, 24th JUNE

FESTIVALS
Saturday, 20th & Sunday, 21st June around the parish of Encamp. Village Day 2020 The Comú won’t be able to do everything they would like, but they will have a Village Party! Music, children’s shows, street parades all respecting sanitary measures, masks and maximum capacity.

SATURDAY: 11.30h Field of …

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What to do today? Cultural events in Andorra with Clare Allcard

ABOUT SANT JOAN

ABOUT SANT JOAN
(Partly an extract from the book Andorra Revealed)
In November 2015 the Pyrenean Fire Festivals of Sant Joan was officially included in UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

23rd & 24th June: The Eve and Festival of Sant Joan (pronounced Jo-won) is held on the Summer Solstice when the sun reaches its zenith. …

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