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Las Fallas Festival in Valencia
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Las Fallas Fireworks in Valencia

The Spanish are experts at putting on excessive and city-wide festivals and other parties and Valencia is famous for its annual Las Fallas festival, which is a raucous, smoke-filled event jam-packed with as many fire and firework-based displays as possible. Las Fallas is one of the best festivals in Spain.

As a feast day to commemorate St. Joseph, the city is ignited for five days by three million fire-loving inhabitants, which is appropriate as ‘las fallas’ means ‘the fires’.

The Las Fallas festival takes place annually between 15-19th of March.

 

The main attractions are the ninots; massive cardboard, wood and plaster statues located all over the city which portray a satirical version of current events whether it be about politicians, celebrities, or the both combined.

On the 19th of March, they are burned during ‘La Crema’, which involves setting their firework-filled fuselages on fire and standing well back.

Alongside setting things on fire, the ‘Las Fallas’ festival in Valencia includes beauty pageants, paella contests, parades, bullfights, and many, many fireworks.

A particular highlight of the festival are the daily 2p.m. ‘mascleta’ held in the Town Hall square, during which a huge pile of firecrackers is ignited, shaking the ground for ten minutes.

 
 

Visitor & Tourist Information for Las Fallas Festival
Date : annually in March
Cost : free
Web : http://www.fallasfromvalencia.com/
Contact : promocionexterior@fallas.com

 
 
 
 
 
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