If, like thousands of Germans, you decide to take your summer holidays in Mallorca (Majorca to the English) and happen to be there for Midsummer I would highly recommend the Nit de San Joan (St John’s Night) celebrations in Palma de Mallorca.
I was visiting friends in Can Pastilla when the event took place this year and this was one of my highlights of my holiday.
Nit de San Joan (St John’s Night) is a celebration of the summer solstice and particularly significant in Catalonian areas. Also known as Nit del Foc (Night of Fire), in Palma de Mallorca revellers gathered near the cathedral, La Seu, where ‘demons’ sent showers of sparks into the crowds.
If, like me, you want to get up close and personal with the action I would recommend wearing a long sleeved cotton top – the sparks sting a bit when they hit you.
If you can’t wait a year for the next Nit de San Joan celebration here’s a short video of my experience.
Nit de San Joan (St John’s Night) in Palma de Mallorca