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Sat, Jun 18

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Mayenne

Fires of Saint John

The bonfires of St Jean are a traditional European festival. After a festive banquet, the priest blesses the stake and the fire is lit with torches. The fire symbolizes the light of Christ. Everyone is invited to sing around the fire and watch until sunrise.

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Fires of Saint John
Fires of Saint John

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2022, 5:00 PM – Jun 19, 2022, 11:00 AM

Mayenne, 53100 Mayenne, France

About the event

Since the dawn of time, men have celebrated the return of the sun and light during the summer solstice. 

In all the countries of Europe there are traces of this celebration dating back to the highest antiquity. Christians, we celebrate at the solstice the feast of St John the Baptist, who comes to announce six months before Christmas (Winter solstice) the coming of Christ: true light which shines in the darkness, life which triumphs over death and truth which sets ablaze the hearts of men.

This party is a friendly and community gathering where we will share a meal, dances and our laughter until sunrise.

Our reception capacities being limited, we ask you to fill in a pre-registration form attached to this event. You will then receive a link for the cost sharing.

Accommodation will take place in individual tents in a meadow.

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