Alicante Hogueras 2024 opening ceremony with fireworks and parade

Las Hogueras de San Juan 2024: A Week of Vibrant Celebration in Alicante

The Alicante area came alive on Saturday, June 1, as the official opening ceremony for the Las Hogueras de San Juan 2024 festivities took place. The event, which marked the beginning of a week-long celebration of music, fire, and tradition, was filled with vibrant displays, heartfelt tributes, and a sense of excitement that set the stage for an unforgettable fiesta.

A Dazzling Start: The Mascletà

The evening began with a mascletà, a traditional firework display that filled the air with dazzling colours. The highlight of the ceremony was undoubtedly the Pregón, or opening speech, delivered by Sergio Gómez, a renowned artist and performer. Gómez’s speech was a blend of personal anecdotes, heartfelt remembrances, and passionate declarations of love for Alicante and its Hogueras traditions.

The Grand Parade: Desfile del Pregón

The Desfile del Pregón, a grand parade featuring all 89 Hogueras commissions, their respective barracas, and accompanying bands, added a visual spectacle to the festivities. The parade’s vibrant costumes, lively music, and infectious energy further amplified the atmosphere of the event.

A Night to Remember: Fireworks and Verben

As the night drew to a close, a spectacular display of fireworks illuminated the sky. The evening concluded with a grand verbena, or open-air dance party, where everyone danced the night away.

The opening ceremony of the Hogueras de San Juan 2024 set the stage for a week-long celebration that promises to be an unforgettable experience for all who participate.

FAQ’s

What is Las Hogueras de San Juan?

Las Hogueras de San Juan is a traditional festival celebrated in Alicante, featuring fireworks, parades, and cultural events to welcome the summer solstice.

When does Las Hogueras de San Juan 2024 take place?

The festival begins on June 1, 2024, and lasts for a week, culminating in various festivities including fireworks and parades.

Who delivered the opening speech for the 2024 festivities?

The opening speech, or Pregón, for Las Hogueras de San Juan 2024 was delivered by renowned artist and performer Sergio Gómez.

What is a mascletà?

A mascletà is a traditional Spanish firework display known for its loud noise and vibrant colours, commonly featured in festivals like Las Hogueras de San Juan.

What activities can visitors expect during the festival?

Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including parades, fireworks, open-air dance parties (verbenas), and cultural displays throughout the week-long celebration.

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