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This weekend Valencianos will be celebrating their most famous festival, Las Fallas.
The Fallas de Valencia are visually one of the most spectacular Fiestas you will come across in Spain. In mid-March, Valencia lights up its streets for an entire week of celebration and parties. With work officially suspended, the city inhabitants make giant paper mache figures representing notable people as well traditional figures. These are then displayed in the city during the entire week of celebration before being burned down one of the most amazing bonfires that bring the Las Fallas festival to en enigmatic end.
The Las Fallas festival was intended to honour Saint Joseph the patron of the carpenters guild, where this spectacular tradition arose from. It is an impressive display of huge figures, mostly comical depicting personalities in Spain which are made over the year only to be burnt on the last day of the fiesta.
The week leading up to the Fallas comes alive with fireworks displays , street performances, performance by local bands and so much more. There are now well over 100.000 Falleros and Falleras whom ensure that these fiestas are an unforgettable experience each year in Valencia.