Sponsored by MIFA Victory Theatre
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022 (Rain date June 26)
Venue: Bonin Field, S Bridge St, Holyoke
Tickets: Free & Open to the Public
Puerto Rican festival celebrating the summer solstice. Join us in Holyoke for food, live music, art, and more!
Nueva Esperanza's 2nd Annual Noche de San Juan Festival. Noche de San Juan Festival was started in Holyoke in the early 2010s by an ally of the community and in 2019, gave the festival blessings to Nueva Esperanza, Inc. For more info visit: nuevaofholyoke.org/noche-de-san-juan
Puerto Ricans all over the world celebrates la Noche de San Juan – an eve of a feast for Saint John, the Baptist’s birth. Unlike other festivities around the world, in Puerto Rico, this celebration -which occurs two days before the summer solstice- marks a holiday spent at the beach. The tradition goes that at the stroke of midnight, people take at least three backward plunges – though some do seven or 12 dives, to rid life of all negativities. In Holyoke, we host a Festival with water activities for all ages to do a similar feel of the tradition.