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Fête de la Saint-Jean

Traditions and folklore, Pilgrimage and procession, Religious celebration, Religious in Sainte-Maxime
  • The Feast of Saint John is an emblematic feast, originally pagan, celebrated as it should be at Sainte-Maxime. The Saint-Jean represents the celebration of the summer solstice! In other words, the arrival of the summer season which occurs on June 21.

    Did you know? Saint John derives its source from the cult of the sun celebrated since ancient times!!!

    So no time to waste! Let’s celebrate the sun, summer, life, in Sainte-Maxime, with the folk group "Leï Magnoti" and "les Fifres et Tambours" which will give rhythm to this colorful evening!

    21h - Town hall: arrival of the flame from Mount Canigou, speech of the authorities followed by the procession with lanterns in the city center, free distribution of lanterns to children from 20h30
    21h45 - Arrival of the procession on the Area of Magnoti, traditional dances followed by the big fire of Saint-Jean on the beach
    22h30 - Fireworks on the sea
    22h40 - Ball at the Théâtre de la Mer

  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • On June 24, 2022 from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM