The city is full of life during the longest night of the year, the eve of St. John's Day. All the neighbourhoods set up their 'cacharelas' or bonfires, which people use to keep the 'meigas' (witches) and evil spirits away on the summer solstice. Each neighbourhood competes to make the tallest bonfire, and when the fires are reduced to embers, early in the morning, everyone jumps over them, at least three times, for good luck. Sardines or chorizos are traditionally roasted over the bonfires
Festival featuring the promotion and tasting of ham, which is held on August 14 in the parish of Bermés (Lalín) and will reach its 16th year in 2014. Cured and roast ham is served, along with bread and wine.