Bonfires of San Juan celebrate the arrival of Winter to Los Cardales
Los Cardales holds its annual celebration, the Bonfire of San Juan, which the town started hosting in 1994. The celebration is a common practice throughout the region, with festive celebrations and massive bonfires.
The Bonfire of San Juan is an ancient celebration of pagan origin. Coincides with the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. In Los Cardales each family or friends, institutions and businesses, prepare their dolls representing them to burn and feelings through the flames to heaven raise their aspirations, to be completed before the next fire. That day, in the town, you live a festive atmosphere. In the afternoon, inviting the community to participate in recreational activities and games plaza. Children are invited to the traditional hot chocolate. While awaiting the climax, it displays a balloon with the public. The air itself pure appetite is satisfied with the delicacies prepared by the bars, all to benefit local public entities, as well as with the iconic roast potatoes waiting to be dealt. Upon completion of the day is done the lighting of the bonfire, with a staging representing the battle of cold and darkness against light and heat of fire. From that date onwards, the number of attendees continued to grow, with more than 23,000 people in the last meeting.