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Walking Over Hot Coals – a Religious Tradition (Redirected)

I was told walking over hot coals is part of the celebrations of St. John’s Day in the Rupununi Savannahs as well as other hinterland regions of Guyana. Residents say the Roman Catholic tradition of walking over hot coals on the night of the 24th of June spilled over from neighboring Brazil where the Roman Catholics practice it. However, I did some research and could not come up with any instance of Brazilians walking over hot coals on St. John’s day or night or the evening before referred to as St. John’s Eve.