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Lanjaron Water Festival - Midnight 23rd Ė 25th June, every year. .
The Lanjaron Water Fiesta celebrates the feast of San
Juan Batista (John the Baptist)
Known in Spanish as...Fiesta del Agua y del Jamon. It is a strong tradition to recreate baptisms throughout Spain.
Lanjaron-Water-Fiesta Batalla del Agua A midnight fireworks procession. Itís on. The Battala agua begins. People rush to the streets armed with buckets, bota bags & water pistols. Women spray power hoses from balconies, as oppourtunists below fill their empty buckets. Eventually a river flows through the streets and people begin to dance, splash and sing songs. Some even try to swim !
At one o clock fireworks and whistles go off and the Lanjaron Water Festival drys up for another year. Itís towel time. Quick change of clothes. Itís beer time. More fireworks and lengthy celebrations. The Spanish festival finishes on the 25th June.
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