Fallas in Valencia

Fallas in Valencia

Fallas in Valencia

Last Sunday the teachers and students from Pickup Valencia Spanish School visited the Museo Fallero (Fallas Museum), as a preparation for the celebration of the Fallas in Valencia, the biggest event/party of Valencia!

 

Fallas in Valencia


What are Fallas in Valencia?

The Fallas in Valencia is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, in Spain. The term Fallas refers to both the celebration and the monuments burnt during the celebration. A number of towns in the Valencian Community have similar celebrations inspired by the original Fallas in Valencia celebration.

Each neighbourhood of the city has an organised group of people, the Casal faller, that works all year long holding fundraising parties and dinners, usually featuring the famous dish, paella, a specialty of the region. Each casal faller produces a construction known as a falla which is eventually burnt.

The Fallas in Valencia starts the last Sunday of February with an opening party, called La Crida and ends on the 19th of March with La Crema.

Museo Fallero

During the Fallas in Valencia time, there opens the Museo Fallero, which opens from Monday till Saturday from 09:30 till 19:00 and on Sundays from 09:30 till 15:00. And also nice to know, on Sunday the entrance is free! The museum is located in Plaza Monteolivete 4, close to city of arts and sciences. In this museum you can experience the history of the Fallas in Valencia, since you find sculptures from the year 1939(!) till last year. The teachers and students of Pickup Valencia Spanish School, liked to see how the sculptures have been changing during the year and how people celebrated the Fallas in Valencia in the past.

 

Fallas in Valencia

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