Valencia: Fallas 2014

2014-02-23 14.06.46Being in Valencia during the ‘fallas‘ is a great experience. One of the biggest city-festival in Spain. Explaining what a is a fallas is not easy. It’s a mix of music, religious events, firecrackers, dances and of course, the fallas, a caricature-type statue made out of paper. Each neighbourhood of the city prepares it and, eventually, it will be burnt.

I happened to be in Valencia during the beginning of the celebration of the fallas 2014, the so called mascletà. It was a huge fire-crackers show that takes place at the plaza de ajuntamiento, city hall square, at 2pm of the last sunday in february.

I took this video, turn down the volume if you don’t want to scare people around you 🙂

2014-02-23 14.12.25 If you want to know something about Valencia, please read here.

Spain is full of these traditional festivals/feasts, starting with the spring season, almost each city has its own big event.

I was amazed by the participation of the people, entire families, from the children to the grandparents gathering to enjoy this time together.

It’s always good when traditions are preserved.

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