In La Laguna, Puerto de la Cruz, and elsewhere on the island, locals celebrate "San Juanito" with music, processions, food/drink, and bonfires.
A beloved annual festival celebrated with processions and bonfires on the beach.
Dubbed "San Juanito," the shortest night of the year goes on much longer on the island of Tenerife. In Punta del Hidalgo, in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, just before before sundown each June 23, the young men of the neighborhood take the image of the saint on their shoulders and parade it to a part of the beach called the Güigo, accompanied by locals, their peñas and rondallas (music and dance groups), with plenty of food and drink along the way. Once everyone's there, the bonfires are lit and burn far into the night, as the beach remains crowded to honour the saint. Similar scenes are played out in Puerto de la Cruz and other beaches across the island, with celebrations continuing throughout the following days.
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