The Palm Tree

La palmera (palm tree) is a fireworks spectacle which is shot from the culprit of St. Barbara’s Castle at midnight on June 24th. It consists of over 1,000 cohetones-rockets exploding at a time, forming a luminous palm tree in the sky visible from every corner of the city.

The palm tree is the signal of the beginning of the cremá de les fogueres-the burning of all the adult and junior bonfires, as well as the barracas.

Photo of the cover of the castle and palm tree: Jiménez Patronato

Picture: Tony Díez