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The water race

Those of San Juan are the most important parties of Lanjarón

For five days the town is full of color and fun attracting people from different parts of Spain. Within the varied program of events, the one that most attracts people is the night of San Juan, also known as ‘La Carrera del Agua’, in which neighbors and visitors leave for half a century on the street after midnight. night of day 23 in order to be bathed with large amounts of water until the clock strikes one o’clock in the morning.

From balconies and roofs, hoses and buckets pour water on the participants before their constant claim: “This is not San Juan, this is messing around, where is the water? I do not see it”. In the various editions have been spilling about a million liters of liquid element that are then used, mostly for irrigation of the lower part of the municipality.

The City of Lanjarón limited the capacity for the first time last year to 14,000 people, to avoid the overcrowding that had been occurring and ensure that the “tradition” of this event was maintained.

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The Water Race of Lanjarón (Granada), held every night of San Juan in this town of the Alpujarra, has achieved the declaration of the Festival of Tourist Interest of Andalusia by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, which will allow appear in the promotion actions of this department and continue the path initiated by the municipality to obtain national recognition.

The statement is published on Tuesday in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA), consulted by Europa Press, and highlights the "special importance" of the Water Race as "Andalusian tourist resource."