21st Jun 2023 @ 9:05 am

Haría is preparing for one of its most exciting events, the San Juan bonfire, on the night of this Friday 23rd June.

Bonfires will be lit all over the island on Friday night, but as St John is Haría’s patron saint, celebrations are more intense there, and have become famed for the Fire Dance performed by the Devils of Haría.

A group of locals who decided to make the event a little more theatrical began the fire dance in the 1990s. Dressed in terrifying animal skull costumes, the Devils descend on ropes from buildings and palm trees carrying burning torches. They then dance and light the bonfire, burning the effigy of Don Facundo.

The next day, Saturday 24th, will be a municipal holiday in Haría, and another late night ball will take place in the square.

The Cabildo has laid on special bus services from Haría to Arrecife  on the night of the 23rd and 24th, at 3 am and 4.40 am respectively.

A pregnant woman died on one of the three pateras that arrived on Lanzarote in the last few days.

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