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Nerja Festivals

San Juan Festival in Nerja 2015

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

San Juan Nerja 2014El Noche de San Juan in Nerja takes place on the night of June 23rd each year, and continues until the morning of the 24th.

The summer solstice has been the focus for festivals for thousands of years and it is no coincidence that Christianity chose to celebrate the birth of Saint John the Baptist at a time of year that was already important to pagans.

The festival of San Juan marks the beginning of summer and in Nerja the tradition is to camp on the beaches overnight with friends and family.  At midnight effigies are lit, and bonfires leapt over, and those with sins to cleanse, or who just want to join in the fun, take a dip in the sea.

A Nerja festival is not complete without wine and music, so don’t expect much sleep if you are staying all night, but do expect to enjoy a great party.
San Juan Nerja 2014
The official bonfire, with fireworks and live music, takes place on Burriana Beach (see map below) at midnight.

Programme Of Events And Rules

At Burriana beach the entertainment starts at 10pm with a “verbena popular” (dancing). At midnight the bonfire will be lit and the fireworks set off.

People can camp at the various beaches in the town from midday of the 23rd to the following night.

Nerja’s department for popular traditions has also asked people to respect the rules in place for the fiesta. Principal amongst these are that people are not allowed to connect up electrical equipment to the public electricity supply or use their own generators. Discos and PA systems are also prohibited along with non-beach furniture, although people can have amplified music from normal portable stereos.

Barbecues are allowed on the beach, but the wood used must not contain nails, staples, screws or other sharp objects that will be a hazard to beach users in the following days. Toxic products can not be used as fuel for the barbecues.

Vehicles can only be parked in the official parking areas and must not be parked on the beach itself. Music is prohibited between 4am and 10am of the night of San Juan itself (the 24th).

Users can not mark off their own spaces on the beach with fences and banners etc. No rubbish is to be left on the beach after the event, including furniture and other items. For safety reasons it is recommended to keep a distance of at least 2m between fires and tents, umbrellas etc.
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Easter Sunday Parade Nerja Semana Santa 2015

Monday 6th of April 2015

Yesterday’s Easter Sunday procession brought to an end Semana Santa in Nerja 2015. Light rain in the morning threatened to cancel the procession, as happened in 2014 for the first time in 48 years, but the rain stopped and the parade went ahead. Due to the roadworks on calle Los Huertos, the procession followed a different route this year, going along calle Carabeo (pictured) from the Balcon de Europa, before rejoining the normal route.

This procession is the final parade for Semana Santa 2015 bringing the holidays to a close. Monday is a normal working day in Spain, with schools, shops and businesses open as usual.


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