The Feast of San Juan Returns to the Station’s Murga Shed

On Thursday, June 23, the Murga Community Theater Group of the Station presents the 24th Fiesta de San Juan in the Galpón de la Murga (Pedro Méndez 2260).

A ticket withdrawal system will be established for each of the 4 usual functions, at 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. With exit to the cap. How to remove them? It is necessary to be attentive to social networks, there they will notify you as soon as the tickets are available.

This year the Saint welcomes us after two years where we kept the flame burning: virtual 2020 and in Oberá 2021. The forest fires, the bills with heroes and animals, the “new positions of officials”, the popular characters of always and the remodeling of the Savoy hotel will be some of the topics that the Popular Festival of the Murga will address this year.

In addition, there will be a fair and a canteen, maintaining the health protocol measures.

The Festival of San Juan returns to the Shed.

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Why is the Feast of San Juan celebrated?

Although it is known that the origin of the festival was pagan and that it coincided with the summer solstice, the explanations for why our ancestors lit bonfires are very diverse: One of the theories supports that the inhabitants of the northern hemisphere lit every 21 June bonfires to purify and feed the sun with the aim of encouraging it and giving it strength so that it would not stop coming out; because from that date, each day this star would illuminate the northern hemisphere for fewer hours until the arrival of the winter solstice, at which time the longest night of the year would occur.

Another theory points to much more romantic reasons. In fact, it defends that our ancestors believed that the sun was in love with the Earth, and that every year, just on June 21, it refused to leave it. To honor the relationship, they celebrated and bonfires were lit.

There are also those who point to the Celts as the creators of this tradition. It is said that during the summer solstice, these people lit large bonfires to seek the blessing of their land and ensure that it produced enough fruit to feed them. In addition, through the fire they asked the divinity for a prosperous future for couples in love and fertility for women.

What all the theories agree on is that everything changed with the arrival of Christianity. Christian society absorbed this tradition of pagan origin and turned it into the commemoration of the birth of Saint John the Baptist, who, according to what is established in the Bible, was born on June 24, the date on which the celebrations that until now had taken place took place. honored in the sun

But in addition to the date, there is another link between the symbols of both traditions, because according to Christian culture, with the birth of John the Baptist, his father, Zacarias ordered to light a great bonfire that would serve to make his acquaintances known and relatives that their child had already been born. Thus, every year since the Middle Ages, to celebrate the birth of Zacharias’ son, Christians light large bonfires to honor Saint John the Baptist and his religion.

On the Night of San Juan not only bonfires are lit. The long tradition that drags the festivity has made it come accompanied by a high load of spirituality and above all, rituals that seek to face the new stage of the year with the favor of luck.

La Murga de la Estación presents the 24th Fiesta de San Juan.

About La Murga de la Estación

The “Murga de la Estación” Theater Group is a space created by residents of Posadas with the aim of promoting a cultural proposal that is committed to the construction of artistic ties in our town. What few know is the fundamental role it plays, rescuing the stories and milestones that managed to consolidate our city into what it is today.

In 1999, the Kossa Nostra group was present at one of the shows of the “Catalinas Sur” group from Buenos Aires, who were the pioneers of community theater in our country and had the idea of ​​replicating it here in Posadas.

The group began to meet in what was the waiting room of the old train station in the city, which is why they chose their name. The first great event that took place was the festival of San Juan since one of the objectives they had was to recover the memory and history of the first settlers and the popular festivals of our region.

The Murga of the Station

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