Spanish traditions: Coca de “llardons”

Traditional pastry in Barcelona

Noche de San Juan, revetlla de Sant Joan, Juhannus, fogueiras de São João, Midsummer night, Saint John’s Eve, Bonfire night, Jonsok, Sankthans, Midsommar, Jaanipäev…

The night of bonfires. The night of fire. Since ancient times the beginning of summer has been celebrated in many European countries with festivities on Saint John’s Eve.

In Barcelona we are still celebrating it even if the bonfires have gradually been disappearing and the firecrackers decreasing, family and friends still gather to celebrate St John’s Eve. Now, these gatherings are never, ever taking place without the cava and the coca de Sant Joan.

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