LAS FALLAS, VALENCIA


Alex's Year Abroad

On the 23rd March I returned from Valencia where I spent 9 days enjoying the festival of Las Fallas, it was beyond an amazing experience and without a doubt I will be returning to Fallas in coming years!

A little bit of history on Las Fallas:
Fallas (Falles in Valencian) are the statues that are burnt on the last Sunday of the celebration and the word comes from the Latin for ‘torch’. Each area of Valencia has a ‘casal faller’, a group of people that organise the activities for that neighbourhood, each casal faller also builds a falla that is to be burnt. During the time of Fallas, each of the casal fallers have street parties that involve music, food and parties in giant tents.

Here are a few photos of the Fallas that are built around the city:

Las Fallas is said to have started…

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