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Fête de la Saint-Jean à Sainte-Maxime

Fête de la Saint-Jean

Traditions and folklore, Pilgrimage and procession, Religious celebration, Religious in Sainte-Maxime
  • St John's Day is celebrated around the world on 24 June, a few days before the summer solstice, to celebrate the light of summer thanks to the St John's bonfires.

    Every year, Sainte-Maxime celebrates St John's Day in style with the "Leï Magnoti" folk group and the "Fifres et Tambours".

    Provisional programme:
    8.30pm: free distribution of lanterns to children in front of the Town Hall
    9pm: arrival of the flame from Mont Canigou, speeches by the authorities followed by the lantern procession through the town centre
    9.45pm: arrival of the procession on the Aire des Magnoti, traditional dances followed by the Midsummer bonfire on the Luc Provensal beach (town centre)
    10.30pm: fireworks over the sea
    10.40pm: dance at the Théâtre de la Mer

    The lantern parade is a lovely ceremony during which children (aged 3 and over) accompany the procession, each carrying a lantern in their hands.

  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • On June 24, 2024 at 8:30 PM