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Barrika celebrates its long-awaited patron saint festivities of San Juan

Mairenis Gomez

June 11, 2024 | 8:30 pm

From June 21 to 24, this charming coastal town will offer a variety of activities designed for all audiences

En Barrika already breathes the festive atmosphere. The long-awaited patron saint festivities of San Juan are just around the corner and the program promises days full of activities and entertainment for all audiences. From June 21 to 24, the coastal town of Bizkaia will be filled with music, workshops, fairs. And competitions that guarantee fun and tradition in equal parts.

On Friday the 21st, the festivities will begin with a kalejira and a workshop by the Goierri Bizirik association

On Friday, June 21, starting at 17.00:XNUMX p.m., the program will start with a cheerful kalejira and a workshop organized by the Goierri Bizirik association. The official start of the festivities will be at 18.00:18.30 p.m. with the traditional txupinazo. And a proclamation, which will give way to an afternoon of dancing with Patxi eta Konpainia at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.. The day will continue with a sardine and cider festival at 20.00:21.00 p.m., culminating with the Nonbait pilgrimage from 24.00:XNUMX p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

The XLVI edition of the sukalki contest and activities for the little ones stand out on Saturday the 22nd, with workshops, inflatables and family theater

On Saturday, June 22, from 10.00:15.00 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m., the XLVI edition of the sukalki contest will take place. Registration can be done at 11.30:12.30 a.m. in the Town Hall square. At the same time, the little ones will enjoy inflatables and workshops, such as the puppet workshop from 13.30:13.30 to 14.30:XNUMX p.m. and the txalaparta workshop from XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. The afternoon will liven up with the sukalki championship awards ceremony at 17.30:18.00 p.m. Followed by the family theater “Bidaia lilugarria” at 20.00:21.00 p.m. To regain strength, a popular ribs will be offered at 1.00:XNUMX p.m., and the night will close with a performance by the Trikizio group from XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX a.m.

On Sunday the 23rd, the XXVI agricultural and crafts fair stands out, along with a day full of traditional activities and dance shows

On Sunday, June 23, the XXVI agricultural and crafts fair will begin at 10.00:14.00 a.m., an event that will last until XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.. Including inflatables and XXL wooden games for the little ones. At noon, the frog championship and a handball exhibition will be held at the fronton by the Kurene de Sopela club, with youngest, juvenile and children's categories.

At 12.00:14.00 p.m., the dance shows “Euskal Dantza Txiki” and “Emakumeen Hitza Dantza Taldea” will take the stage. The foam party at 17.00:18.00 p.m. will be a highlight for the txikis, followed by the presentation of the vendeja prizes. In the afternoon, at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m., there will be a mus championship and at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m., the family show “Gure Bihotzak”. The day will culminate with dancing at 19.00:21.30 p.m., a hot chocolate at 22.00:XNUMX p.m. and a tai chi exhibition. The finale will be the “Suak Su” show at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

On Friday the 21st, the festivities will begin with a kalejira and a workshop by the Goierri Bizirik association

On Monday the 24th, the culmination of the festivities will be the high mass and the traditional popular meal, along with choir and dance performances.

On Monday, June 24, to close the San Juan festivities, there will be a high mass at 11.00:XNUMX a.m. At noon, the Aita Gotzon choirs from Barrika and Lagun Artea from Sopela will offer performances. At 12.30:14.00 p.m., the Emakumeen Hitza dance group will perform the Agurra. The day will end with the traditional popular meal at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. Registration to participate will be open until June 19 at the municipal library.

From the Barrika City Council, all residents and visitors are encouraged to enjoy this great festival that is prepared with love and dedication. There will be activities for all tastes and ages, ensuring that the celebrations are inclusive and safe, stressing that no type of aggression will be tolerated.

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