Hogueras...Day Three

Published: June 24th 2010
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Yesterday was a super tons of fun! After I beached it up all afternoon I went out to enjoy the parade that started at 9. It was so long and went until midnight! It was the desfile folklorico internacional (international parade). I've never seen costumes so extravagant. The music was so loud it filled the city. There were groups in the parade from all over different parts of Spain. There were also people representing Latin American countries. It was definitely one of the coolest parades I've ever seen.

Afterwards we went to the beach which was filled with people. I think every teenager in Alicante was on the beach last night. Most people came and brought different things like blankets, snacks, and drinks...like a picnic! It was really cool because a lot of groups made bonfires and such. Us being the americans weren't so prepared so we just sat there and took it all in. We met a couple of Spanish people that told us it was the night of magic. They build the fires so they can write down things on paper and burn them. Kind of like forgetting about the past and starting over again. Someone else told us that if you go into the water and wait for a certain number of waves to hit your back you can make three wishes. It was pretty interesting. We were there for a little over and hour and then we went to some clubs and danced the night away. I didn't get home till 5 in the morning!!

Tonight is the last night of the festival when they burn all the hogueras at midnight. Its going to be sad for the city to go back to normal tomorrow. I'm so glad I got to see this.

Hasta manana!

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i got a picture with a belleza!!!

There were tons of these guys around the beach. They had huge packs on their backs and were giving out free cups of tinto de verano

soooo many people
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so sad they are going to burned down

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