Fallas bonfire festival of San José

From Mar 15, 2019 to Mar 19, 2019


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Fallas bonfire festival of San José

Fallas bonfire festival of San José


From Mar 15, 2019 to Mar 19, 2019
To be confirmed 2017

Fallas bonfire festival of San José


It is Valencia's most international festival, featuring fire, satire and humour. The streets are filled with large cardboard figures ("ninots") that are satirical representations of the news or caricatures of famous personalities. All these figures together are the "fallas". The festival concludes with the burning (cremà) of most of the figures. Only the "ninot" chosen by the people as the best is saved, and forms part of the collection of the "Fallas Museum". The festival begins on 1 March with the "mascletás", the daily firework exhibitions held at 2pm in the Town Hall square. The figures are erected on the night of 15 March and can be viewed until the night of the 19th. That is the key moment of the festival, which concludes with the "cremà": a spectacle of light, music and fireworks that concludes the celebration.

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

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