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Valencia Fallas



Valencia as a joyful population has many celebrations throughout the year. We can mention the celebration of San Vicente Martir in January, Semana Santa (Holy week) in April, the Crosses of May, the Festival of Sant Joan in June, the Benicasim International Music Festival in July and the most representative Fallas Festival in March.

The Fallas festival is one of the most colorful, crazy and vibrant festivals in Valencia. The festival begins with the festivity of Saint Joseph's feast day. Then the celebration evolves into a six celebration days. The Fallas festival celebrates the arrival of the spring season by using spectacular fireworks. More than three million people from different parts of Europe and Spain gather together in Valencia to celebrate.

The festival is focused basically in the elaboration and destruction of ninots. The ninots are giant figures of dolls or satirical puppets that represent bawdy scenes. Each ninot is 20 feet high and is positioned on every corner around the city. There are popular ninots that make fun of corrupt politicians and famous celebrities of movies, sports and TV.

The origin of this festival is quite interesting and a little bit murky because the majority of the population in Valencia thinks that the Fallas festival is the result of pagan rituals. However, the festival is one of the most respected in Valencia nowadays. In addition, visitors can enjoy other interesting activities such as the parades, paella contests, bullfights and beauty pageants around the town.

Fallas of Valencia
Fallas of Valencia
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The CremÓ in Valencia


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Falleras of Valencia
A MascletÓ in Valencia
A MascletÓ in Valencia





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