The Fallas Festival is held every year in March in celebration of St. Joseph’s day in which offerings of wood are set ablaze in the town squares.
The Fallas committee, the city council and hotels offering accommodation work together to bring a festival which is rich in Valencian history but with a modern appeal.
Hotels gear up offering accommodation at this busy time. Artisans and craftsmen of the region build sculptures made of wood, fabric and cardboard which will be used as an offering and burnt at the final fallas ceremony.
These are usually designed with a satirical look at current events. Of all the offerings, the public votes which one ninot gets saved from the flames. This is put into the fallas museum on display with others from previous years.
As with any popular event, there is always the chance of pick pockets or thieves. Don’t become a victim of crime. Keep your belongings secure either with you or left in a safe at your accommodation.
As there will be multiple fireworks during this period, it is a good idea to bring a scarf or mask to cover the face from the smoke.