One more reason to study Spanish in Valencia

Are you interested in spending some time abroad?  We can offer you the chance to discover different places in Spain. Such as Barcelona, Madrid, Alicante and Valencia.

Today we are going to speak about a special festival in Valencia. Well-known all over the world: "Las Fallas"

Come to Valencia and discover this great city. Where you can eat the best paellas and enjoy the seaside and sunshine. Valencia is by definition land of "Las Fallas", a festival of international interest which takes its name from the artistic constructions made ​​of combustible materials, such as cardboard and wood.

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The festival lasts from the 1st to the 19th of March, in honor of St. Joseph, the patron of carpenters.

Although the valencianos enjoy the fiestas for so many days. The culmination of the festivities, however, takes place in the last week and especially from the15th to the 19th of March. On the 19th almost at midnight the Fallas are set on fire. Can you imagine? You need to see that.

It is a very special moment. Fun and fiesta. Of course you will be able to learn Spanish or at least practice what you already know. I guess you are already thinking about coming...

The city is transformed, the rhythms change and the streets and squares are magically populated by beautiful artistic constructions, which compete to grab the title of "the most beautiful statue".

The peculiar thing is that these statues represent celebrities or politicians, in general famous people "who are trend at the moment", which are set on fire during the last night, moment known as la Cremà, so this festival has a satirical and symbolic meaning.

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In the end, what makes Las Fallas an unique event is "la Mascletà", which is  fireworks exploding in a certain pattern, every afternoon at two o'clock in Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the main square.

Thousands of colors are raised to the sky, making the atmosphere magical and joyful.

I  am sure we will see you next year in Valencia.

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