These celebrations take place on the night of March 31 and are held in honor of the patron saint of Berja: Saint Ctesiphon. The festivities are celebrated in the neighborhood of Castala during the first weekend of April; that is why it is often said that the traditional "burning of the beard of the saint" is done on that night.
This tradition involves residents of the main neighborhoods of the municipality, where they join forces to gather wood, sticks, etc., which they then use to make bonfires that will be lit from 9 o'clock at night. Once lit, the inhabitants of Berja gather around the bonfires and accompany the evening with the tasting of bacon, beans and wine, as well as enjoying live music and dancing. It is traditional to visit several of these events at various locations.