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Feliz noche de San Juan!

Zara

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Tonight we celebrate the eve of San Juan (Saint John). The birds will be put to bed at 8pm sharp and we´ll be heading off down to the beach to set up our chairs and barbecue.
It is a ritualistic celebration in where we leave things behind in the year passed, and think about what we want from the year ahead.
At midnight we cleanse in the sea to rid those things from the year, ready to move forward into the future.
It is tradition to light a bonfire and jump over it to be granted luck for the year ahead. Not sure we´ll light one this year, we´ll see. The last time we were able to participate in the festivities was 2019 so this has been a long time coming.

I think I will try to leave behind some of my sorrow and the negativity I have had about me recently. Bad things happen to everyone so it´s about time I try to make more of an effort to be positive and happy again :)

Does anyone else celebrate the eve of San Juan?

:camping: :float:
 

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Never heard of it, but it certainly sounds fun! Not sure about the sea bit though; be safe.
 

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That sounds like a great thing to celebrate. I don't celebrate San Juan, in fact you are the first one to tell me about it. My partner and I like to watch the sun rise and set on the solstice, that is sorta close.
 

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Good advice 365 days of the year -
This is definitely very true :)

I'm babysitting,
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Just after the sun set,
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Our small bonfire, the guys found some palettes and other wood by the bins,
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Zara

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You jumped over that bonfire ?
Not this year. I had to cradle the dog tightly, the fireworks display in the distance lasted for 15 minutes, but then some people let some off on the road above us ( !! :( )
So I couldn´t jump the fire with her in my arms.

The water was ice cold so it was nice to get out and stand by the fire!
 

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Love this and wish I could be apart of the celebration :laughing12:
 

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Blessings kiddo (and that doggie is cute as can be).
 
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