The Fallas is the most important celebration in the city of Valencia. It takes place between March 14 and 19 during a continuous party throughout the city. From March 1, the traditional “mascletás” are detonated every day at 2:00 p.m. as a way of announcing the coming of the festival.
The origin of this picturesque celebration dates back to the night of St. Joseph, when waste from carpentry was burned in simple bonfires.
Over the centuries, Valencian inventiveness and idiosyncrasy infused this simple practice into an event of a playful and satirical nature in which questioned characters were exposed in those Fallas monuments.
Due to the originality of the celebration, the Fallas of Valencia has been gaining tourist attraction over the years. It has achieved a prominent place among the most famous festivals in Spain, which translates into a greater number of visitors each year.
The Fallas of Valencia has been declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest and is also included in UNESCO's List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.