Las falls festival Valencia City

Las Fallas is the most important festival in Valencia City, Spain, which celebrates each year on 15th to the 19th of March. This celebration attracts many visitors from all over the world to discover the different activities hold in that festival like the carnival of bonfires, fireworks, delicious food and to see the big puppets or the Ninots.

 

History of Las falls festival:

This story began in the middle ages when Saint Joseph worked as a woodworker. The workers used to burn the planks of wood named Parrots in the winter to support the candles when they were working. At the beginning of spring, the workers burned pieces of wood to celebrate the end of the winter working days.

 

Las Fallas competition:

 

All about Las Fallas Festival

 

Every year, each neighborhood tried to build a Falla or Ninot before the festival begins. These Ninots must present on 16th March in the street and for being burned on the 19th at night during La Cremà.

The neighborhood must make a Falla for children and for adults. In addition, There is a jury of the competition will fall 14 Fallas into the Special Edition category. Also, On the 19th, some of Ninots are more than 15 meters wide all of them will be burned – except one. But the Ninots for children will start burning at 10 pm, while the adult’s Ninot at midnight that moment called La Cremà or the burning.

 

The las Fallas festival program:

 

The las Fallas festival program

 

The big puppets exhibited in the streets on 14th March until the day of Saint Joseph on 19th March this called Planta. If you look around the city, you will see all the big monuments or Ninots which attracts thousands of visitors and residents of the city over the streets. In addition, each colorful Ninots have different figures as star faces, glamorous creatures from movies, TV and sports idols.

Moreover, this festival includes other ceremonies the first one called La Mascleta when each day at 2 pm firecrackers rip over the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to make neighborhood groups and contesting for the most impressive volley finishing with the Terremotos.

Furthermore, Ofrenda is the second event in the Las Fallas festival, which takes place in the 17th and 18th March offering all the big Ninots to the Virgin De Los Desamparados in honor Valencia’s patio virgin. Also, millions of people arrive to the city wearing traditional costumes and dancing as they go ahead of their way to the Plaza de la virgin for giving a bunch of flowers to the giant image of the village.

Finally, Las Fallas festival ends with beautiful fireworks display in the Paseo De La Almenda which called the night of fire on 18th March. The winner of the competition and the other participants burn all the Ninots in a tremendous show of fire and joy. That’s way Valencia looks like the city flames or like Nero’s Rome.

 

Las Fallas food:

 

Las Fallas Food

 

The most popular dish in las Fallas festival is paella with chicken and rabbit, the second, is Arroz a band which is a famous dish with saffron rice, pieces of squid, prawns and fish is very delicious. The last dish is Buñuelos served with chocolate.

 

Las Fallas Museum:

 

Las Fallas Museum

 

Las Fallas Museum based in an old leper hospital and was later used as a prison. Las Fallas Museum is the most impressive museum in Valencia where you can find the big Ninots or the puppets that have won the challenge and saved from a fiery death by a popular vote, it also has posters and photographs of the Fallas.

Las Fallas is undoubtedly one of the most unique and crazy festivals in Spain. The essential reason to be at the Las Fallas Festival is to see the extraordinary burning of the Fallas sculptures and to enjoy the delicious street food.

HERE’S SOME OTHER IMAGES OF LAS FALLAS FESTIVAL :

Las Fallas ceremonie

Las Fallas festival kids

Las Fallas festival girls

Las Fallas festival night

Las Fallas festival Fire

Las Fallas festival trip

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