Fallas Fiesta Image Gallery
The fallas fiesta of Valencia takes place each year from the 15th to the 19th of March.
The Fallas Fiesta takes place in March and is intended as a tribute to St. Joseph, patron saint of the carpenters guild, where – it is said – the tradition arose from. The basis of the fiesta, as is well-known, is the “Fallas” monuments. In a display of art, though also of irony and humour, they are exhibited in the streets during Fallas week, between the 15th and 19th of March. On the last day, at midnight, they are set on fire and burn in immense, spectacularly beautiful pyres.
These Fallas Fiesta photographs were taken in Valencia on 18th March 2011.