The Fallas of València

Fallas of València

The Fallas of València: Festival declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity

From the 1st to 19th March, València is overturned by Fallas celebrations, a festivity that combines tradition, satire and art which shouldn’t be missed for anything in the world. Read on to learn where our passion for fire and fun comes from and you’ll be ready to enjoy Fallas like a Valencian. 

 

Origin of the Fallas.

The origin of las Fallas comes from the old carpenter’s tradition who, when celebrating the arrival of spring on 19th March, used to burn pieces of wood (parots) that were used to prop up their lights during the winter.
To this bonfire they gradually started to add old belongings and rags, which gave the wooden structure a human-looking aspect, until they became the ninots that we know today. The Valencian sense of humour soon gave the irony shown in the ninots which is maintained at present.  
The Fallas celebrations have evolved into temporary works of art which, in some cases, cost millions of euros. 

 

19 days of action for any taste

The passion of the Fallas lovers for their celebration has filled the Fallas week with thousands of things to do: traditional (and not so traditional) music, tonnes of gunpowder, emotive religious acts, paellas in the street… Enjoy Fallas with the 5 senses, you must be looking forward to it already!  

INFORMATION OF INTEREST: 

FALLERA WEEK 
From 15 to 19 March

 

MASCLETÀS (firecracker barrages):

From 1 to 19 March
14:00 daily at Plaza del Ayuntamiento

 

FIREWORK DISPLAYS: From 15 to 18 March. Nightly in the Turia Gardens (Alameda)

 

FLOWER OFFERING: 1 and 18 March. Plaza de la Virgen.

 

THE CREMÀ (burning): 19 March
Childrens’ Fallas: 22:00
Main Fallas: 00:00