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Alicante: Beaches and Bonfires - The Festival of St John

Wandering around Alicante at the height of festivities for the Bonfires of St John is not for the nervous as an astonishing array of noises, thundering drums and the cracks and bangs of firecrackers seemingly erupt from nowhere.  Sulphurous clouds and the smoky smell of brimstone fill the air as boys dressed as devils lob fireworks at each other.

The Bonfires (Hogueras in Spanish…