Las Fallas of Valencia: Spain’s fascinating fiesta

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Giant Falla Valencia City Spain  Falla Convento Jerusalén-Matemático Marzal

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The Spanish city of Valencia celebrates a one-of-a-kind party every year, where artists publicly display elaborate sculptures (aka ninots in Valencian) depicting animated characters. Revelers enjoy a week of appreciating the often-satirical creations until a tradition of burning all the temporary monuments ends festivities in a sacrificial fashion.

Explore more scenes at this event: Fallas Fiesta gallery | Fallas / Falles group.

Photos from J Raga, keith ellwood, R.Greenwood, vanilla_jo, and Falowair.