Posts Tagged ‘actos falleros’

Falles: The Offering

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

We continue with the Falles! One of the events that creates great expectation among fallers this week is the Offering. On March 17th and 18th, fallers from all Falles commissions join a parade dressed with the regional outfits to the Plaza de la Virgen to offer flowers to Valencia’s patron saint, the Lady of the Abandoned Ones.

All the bouquets form a cloak that covers the Virgin, a 14m figure. The Fallera mayor is the last one to walk across the street in front of Valencia‘s patron saint. After this event on March 18th, there’s a fireworks castle and the Nit del Foc (Night of Fire) officially starts.

For those who aren’t from Valencia or have never been here during the Falles celebrations, we leave some photographs:

Neapolitan Mascletà and Ninot parade

Friday, March 5th, 2010

We continue with popular celebrations of the Valencian Community and the Falles. Yesterday, the mascletà was suspended due to the rain, and it’s been a few days that the traditional neapolitan mascletà at the beach has been involved in a controversy that made people doubt about it being actually celebrated. Finally, it’s been approved by the provincial government, so this Saturday at 6pm, the beach of the Arenas (Sands) will become the stage for this show filled with flying sounds and colours.

And later, starting at 10:30pm, we suggest you attend another of the most representative celebrations of the Falles: the Ninot procession, a parade with chariots where fallers go around Downtown Valencia wearing costumes with a satirical tone, related to today’s topics and famous people.

We hope the rain doesn’t ruin this weekend and stop the celebrations of these two representative Falles events.