Festivals, Celebrations & Traditions in Spain DO NOTMISS IT
Las Fallas is one of the more impressive festivals in Spain. This event takes place each March in the Mediterranean city of Valencia. The celebration lasts for a week and includes nonstop fireworks and noisy fanfare.
Huge papier-mâché effigies satirizing Spanish and world celebrities fill the city’s plazas, turning the town into a veritable wonderland. The tradition started as a holiday to pay tribute to Saint Joseph, Valencia’s patron saint.
The travel guide iExplore recommends arriving toward the end of the week so you can witness the last evening of the festival, when all the papier-mâché statues are burned. The sculpture voted “best effigy” is the only one spared from the flames and is put on display in the town center.
The other hundreds of effigies blaze late into the night as teams of firefighters set up protective barriers and keep watch while the crowds continue their street parties.