Description: If the tradition of this festival marks the burning of ancient objects, the proximity of the city of Alicante has led to other more refined customs. As in March, effigies are built to be destroyed by fire in a symbolism that gives meaning to the festival with the destruction of old feelings and experiences with the arrival of new hopes and desires.
The “belleas” are the Alicante festival queens who pass through the streets in colourful parades with floats and music everywhere. The bonfires of the Market, the Cala and the Campo fill the various districts of the town with celebrations.
It should be noted that for some years a spontaneous concentration has led to a parallel celebration. If the official fires burn the night of the 24th, the night before, thousands gather on the Benidorm Levante and Poniente beaches to celebrate Midsummer with symbols of the fiesta and combine the traditional jumping in the sea to welcome in the summer