July 25, 2024 | 3:20


Seventeen bonfires will illuminate Bilbao this Sunday on the night of San Juan

Mairenis Gomez

June 20, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.

The Etxebarria park will be the epicenter of this traditional festivity, accompanied by security measures established by the City Council

Bilbao dresses up this Sunday to celebrate the night of San Juan with seventeen bonfires that will illuminate the skies and bring heat to the city. These bonfires will be distributed in various districts and neighborhoods, with Etxebarria park being the main place of celebrations. In addition to Etxebarria, other highlights include Bilbao La Vieja, Zorrotza, Matiko, San Ignacio, Masustegui, Deusto, Erribera, Zurbaranbarri, Otxarkoaga, Santutxu, Olabeaga, Betolaza, Altamira and festivals with Sanjuanada in Iturrigorri-Peñascal, La Peña and Irala.

Bilbao City Council urges caution and prohibits the use of flammable or explosive liquids to light bonfires

Bilbao City Council has reminded citizens of the importance of taking the necessary precautions to avoid unnecessary risks during the San Juan celebrations. The use of flammable or explosive liquids to light bonfires is strictly prohibited, as is the use of materials whose combustion generates toxic fumes. These measures seek to guarantee the safety of all attendees and preserve the environment.

In addition, the rules for the construction and maintenance of bonfires are clear. The stacking of materials must not exceed three meters in height before the start of combustion, and said materials must be solid. In addition, bonfires must be located at a minimum distance of 15 meters from any building, power lines, installation or fixed or mobile object, including vehicles. These precautions are essential to avoid incidents during the festivities.

Tips to enjoy a safe and responsible San Juan night

The City Council has also published a series of additional recommendations to ensure a safe celebration. It is vital that bonfires are always under adult supervision, and water hoses, fire extinguishers or fire extinguishers should be kept nearby in case of any emergency. In addition, a security perimeter of at least four meters must be created around the bonfire, allowing access only to the people who control the bonfire.

Another important aspect to consider is the influence of the wind. If weather conditions are adverse, with strong winds, the possibility of suspending bonfires should be considered to prevent the fire from getting out of control. In the event of a weather alert due to wind, the lighting of bonfires is prohibited, thus guaranteeing the safety of all those present.

Bilbao celebrates the night of San Juan with tradition and safety

San Juan night is one of the most anticipated festivities in Bilbao, an event that combines tradition and community celebration. Bonfires not only symbolize the arrival of summer, but are also an opportunity for citizens to gather and enjoy a magical night.

Bilbao prepares for a magical San Juan night with seventeen bonfires spread throughout the city

The night of San Juan promises to be an unforgettable experience

It is essential that all participants follow the recommendations and rules established by the City Council to ensure that the celebration is carried out in a safe and responsible manner. Enjoying the night of San Juan also implies taking care of our environment and the safety of all attendees.

Without a doubt, Bilbao City Council invites everyone to participate in the festivities with responsibility and conscience. The night of San Juan promises to be an unforgettable experience for everyone, full of light, warmth and community, as long as the necessary rules and precautions are respected.. See you at the bonfires!

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