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The Fallas 2017 : A festival of noise and fire !

The Fallas 2017 : A festival of noise and fire !

The Fallas 2017 : A festival of noise and fire !

Every March, the city of Valencia gets ready to welcome the spring with the Fallas festivity. From the 15th to 19th March, the streets will be filled with joy, hustle and bustle converting Valencian towns into ephemeral street art museums. This year more than ever, the festivities will be intense as the Fallas has been classified as UNESCO intangible heritage of mankind.

Between tradition and history…

The origin of the festival of the Fallas goes back to the old tradition of the carpenters of the city, who on the eve of the feast of their patron Saint Joseph, burned their old wooden contraptions in front of the workshops in order to illuminate the streets and public squares while they worked in the winter months. For that reason, the bonfire of the Falleros Monuments always coincide with the day 19, during the Feast of St. José.

The program of festivities :

 

Wednesday 15th March : Official opening of The Fallas 2017

9:00 a.m. : Setup of the children’s fallas
2:00 p.m. : Mascletà 
– firecrackers – at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
5:00 p.m. : Exposición del Ninot’s closing ceremony
5:30 p.m. : Reading of the popular sentence and proclamation of the Ninot Indultat de 2017 – One fallas will be pardonned
00:00 : L’alba de les falles y castillo de fuegos artificiales –fireworks – at the Paseo de la Alameda

Thursday 16 th March :               

8:00 a.m. : Setup of all the fallas
2:00 p.m. : Mascletà – firecrackers – at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
4:30 p.m. : Award ceremony for the children’s fallas, Cabalgata del Ninot and llibrets de falla at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
00:00 : Castillo de fuegos artificiales –fireworks at the Paseo de la Alameda

Friday 17th March :

9:30 a.m. : Award ceremony for the children’s fallas, Cabalgata del Ninot and llibrets de falla at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
2:00 p.m : Mascletà 
– firecrackers – at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
3:30 p.m : Ofrenda 
– A kind of procession in which one people offer flowers to Madonna in the Plaza de la Virgen, in order to make an offering and create her cloak.
01:00 a.m. : Castillo de fuegos artificiales –fireworks at the Paseo de la Alameda

Saturday 18th March :      

11:00 a.m. : Tribute to the poet Maximilià Thous, at his memorial, situated on the crossroads between Sagunto and Maximilà Thous streets
12:00 a.m. : Tribute to the maestro Serrano, at his memorial at the Avenida del Reino de Valencia
2:00 p.m. : Mascletà – firecrackers – at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
3:30 p.m. : Ofrenda – Procession towards the Plaza de la Virgen
01:30 a.m. : Gran Nit del Foc. Castell de fuegos artificiales –fireworks at the Paseo de la Alameda

Sunday 19th March : Official closure of The Fallas 2017

11:00 a.m. : Floral offer from “las Falleras Mayores de Valencia” in front of the image of the patriarch, followed by a mascletà – firecrackers.
12:00 a.m. Misa solemne – solemn mass offered by the archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Cañizares, to honour San José en la Seu de Valencia.
2:00 p.m. : Mascletà – firecrackers – at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
7:00 p.m. : Cabalgata del Foc – “fire parade” at the calle Colón, from the calle de Ruzafa to the plaza de la Puerta de la Mar, in which one can be seen a fire show
10:00 p.m. : Cremà de las fallas infantiles –bonfire of the children’s fallas
10:30 p.m. : Bonfire of the awarded children’s fallas at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
00:00 : Bonfire of all the fallas
00:30 a.m. : Bonfire of the awarded fallas
01:00 a.m. :
 Fuegos aéreos y cremà de la falla municipal – fireworks and bonfire of the falla from the municipality at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento

 

Welcome to the Fallas 2017 ! Let the party begin !


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