Revelers partake in Spain's Night of San Juan

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Revelers partake in Spain's Night of San Juan
A reveler jumps over a bonfire during the night of San Juan in Alcobendas near Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The San Juan night coincides with the Summer solstice and it's the welcome to Summer. This celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year in almost all cities and towns of Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Revelers hold fireworks as they take part in 'Correfoc' (Run with fire) party during the night of San Juan in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The San Juan night coincides with the Summer solstice and it's the welcome to Summer. This celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year in almost all cities and towns of Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
People gather around a bonfire as revelers hold fireworks taking part in "Correfocs," or run with fire party, during the night of San Juan in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The San Juan night coincides with the summer solstice and it's the welcome to summer. This celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year in almost all cities and towns of Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
A reveler jumps over a bonfire during the night of San Juan in Alcobendas near Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The San Juan night coincides with the Summer solstice and it's the welcome to Summer. This celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year in almost all cities and towns of Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A teenager signs a song during the night of San Juan, in San Pedro Manrique, northern Spain, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The night of San Juan, which welcomes the summer season, is an ancient tradition celebrated every year in various towns in Spain. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A woman walks on burning embers , bottom left, during the night of San Juan, in San Pedro Manrique, northern Spain, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The night of San Juan, which welcomes the summer season, is an ancient tradition celebrated every year in various towns in Spain. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A reveler jumps over a bonfire during the night of San Juan in Alcobendas near Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The San Juan night coincides with the Summer solstice and it's the welcome to Summer. This celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year in almost all cities and towns of Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A reveler holds fireworks as he takes part in 'Correfoc' (Run with fire) party during the night of San Juan in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The San Juan night coincides with the Summer solstice and it's the welcome to Summer. This celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year in almost all cities and towns of Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
A reveler holds fireworks as he takes part in 'Correfoc' (Run with fire) party during the night of San Juan in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The San Juan night coincides with the Summer solstice and it's the welcome to Summer. This celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year in almost all cities and towns of Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
People view a fire before walking on the burning embers during the night of San Juan, in San Pedro Manrique, northern Spain, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The night of San Juan, which welcomes the summer season, is an ancient tradition celebrated every year in various towns in Spain. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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The Bonfires of Saint John, or Night of San Juan, take place in cities and towns all around Spain, as well as Portugal, to celebrate Midsummer's Eve. The festival coincides with the summer solstice in order to welcome the coming season.

The festival's iconic bonfires are said to be lit to protect against evil spirits that would reappear as the sun turned southward. Revelers make wishes and jump through the bonfires, in which they burn belongings they no longer need or want.
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