Las Fallas 2010, Valencia on fire

It’s the mad time of year again for the residents of Spains most pyro-hungry city.

Valencia comes to life every year at this time in March for one of the grandest and loudest fireworks displays and festivals in Europe. Las Fallas.

Most famous for the daily Mascleta which happens every day for the next couple of weeks at 2pm. A series of ever-louder reports shake the cities walls and gives warmth to the heart of every pyro-maniac there, and there will be a whole lot there with visitors travelling from around the world to see (and hear) one of Spains most exciting attractions.

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Want to learn about the dates for this year’s events? read on.

MARCH 8th (Monday)
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

MARCH 9th (Tuesday)
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

MARCH 10th (Wednesday)
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

MARCH 11th (Thursday)
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

MARCH 12th (Friday)
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

MARCH 13th (Saturday)
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
10.30 p.m .“International Folk Parade” around the “Plaza del Ayuntamiento” Followed by Night Mascletà in Town Hall Square.

MARCH 14th (Sunday)
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
6.00 pm Closing ceremony for CHILDREN’S NINOT EXHIBITION

MARCH 15th (Monday)
08.00 am Setting up of all “FALLAS INFANTILES”
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
6.00 pm Closing ceremony for “NINOT EXHIBITION”
00.00 am Setting up of all “FALLAS”
01.30 am Fireworks on the Paseo de La Alameda (between Exposición Bridge and Las Flores Bridge).

MARCH 16th (Tuesday)
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
4.30 pm From the stage outside Town Hall, Awards Ceremony for Children’s “Fallas”.
01.30 am Fireworks on the Paseo de La Alameda (between Exposición Bridge and Las Flores Bridge).

MARCH 17th (Wednesday)
09.30 am From outside Town Hall, Awards Ceremony for “Fallas” in all participating sections.
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
4.00 pm First day of the Flower offering to Virgen de los Desamparados, along Paz street and San Vicente street. Falleros march towards the Plaza de la Virgen.
01.00 am Fireworks on the Paseo de La Alameda (between Exposición Bridge and Las Flores Bridge).

MARCH 18th (Thursday)
11.00 am Homage to the poet Maximilano Thous , at the monument in his honour located at crossroads of Sagunto street and Maximilano Thous street.
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento
4.00 pm Second day of the Flower offering to Virgen de los Desamparados, along Paz street and San Vicente street. Falleros march towards the Plaza de la Virgen.
2.00 am Nit de Foc, the most important fireworks display in The Fallas Festival on the “Paseo de la Alameda” (between Exposición Bridge and Las Flores Bridge)

MARCH 19th (Friday)
11.00 am On the “Puente de San José” flower offering made by the “Fallas” Queens their Courts of Honour in front of the statue of the Patriarch.
12.00 pm Mass in honour of the Patriarch St. Joseph, in the Cathedral Church, attended by the “Fallas” Queens of Valencia and their Courts of Honour.
2.00 pm Mascletà, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
7.00 pm Cabalgata del Fuego along Colon Street with a spectacular firework show in Porta de la Mar Square.
At 10.00 pm Burning of the Children’s Fallas.
At 10.30 pm Burning of the Children’s Fallas.
At 11.00 pm Burning of the Children’s Fallas in the “Plaza del Ayuntamiento”.

MARCH 20th (Saturday)
Midnight –  Burning all the remaining adults Fallas in Valencia.
00.30 am Cremà or burning of the adult “Falla” having obtained First Prize among the fallas of the Special Section.
At 01.00 am Fireworks in the “Plaza del Ayuntamiento” and burning of the “Falla”.


Video of a mascleta from Saturday 6th March 2010. Just another day in Valencia.

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