Thursday, June 24, 2010

San Juan

Last night was the El Día de San Juan, a holiday that traditionally celebrated the summer solstice (like Christmas with the winter solstice) and is basically an excuse to party on the beach.

So first they burn the Juanillos, giant paper puppets, similar to the Fallas de Valencia. Then everyone writes down three wishes on three pieces of paper and collects three coins. Then at midnight everyone burns the wishes and tosses the coins into the water backwards and jumps three waves.

Everyone lights a fire, there are fireworks, and everyone has a good time jamming on the beach. Fun fun.

And today I got my grades. I passed everything! Even friggin' French. Très bien!

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