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Committee member for one of Valencia’s ‘fallas’ suffers homophobic attack during fiestas

A MEMBER of one of the committees in charge of creating the huge papier-mache fallas at the Valencia fiestas of the same name has...

Fifteen injured by pyrotechnic shell at Fallas fiestas in Spain’s Valencia

AT LEAST 15 people were injured at Valencia’s Fallas fiestas on Friday, after a pyrotechnic shell went off inside a safety area during the...

Spain’s Valencia in final countdown for annual Fallas celebrations

VALENCIA is putting together the finishing touches to preparations for the annual Fallas celebrations which start on March 1. Special street lighting is being erected...

Valencia’s Fallas festival in Spain may introduce firecracker restriction to help distressed pets

VALENCIA'S Fallas festival in February and March could be getting a firecracker 'quiet zone' to offer some respite for both humans and their pets. Valencia...

IN PICS: Shock and awe as Valencia’s Las Fallas festival celebrates with a bang 

VALENCIA’S famous festival of Las Fallas is back with a bang after two years of being cancelled during the pandemic. Each day the celebrations erupt...

Spectacular world-famous Fallas featuring fireworks and giant statues return to Spain’s Valencia

THE Fallas de Valencia celebrations are in full swing with a return to pre-pandemic schedules. The heady mix of fireworks, bonfires, flowers, festivals, and eye-catching...

World-famous Fallas festivities finally go ahead in Spain’s Valencia despite COVID and the weather

FALLAS 2021 went up in smoke last night (Sunday) in what was widely considered one of the strangest editions in the history of the...

FALLAS ARE GO! Monuments begin arriving at their usual locations ready to be set up for the strangest festivities...

FINALLY, more than two years later, the Fallas have returned to Valencia city. By far the region’s most characteristic and world-famous festivity, last year’s cancellation...

San Juan beach celebrations cancelled again by COVID-19 in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

TRADITIONAL San Juan festival beach parties will be strictly prohibited in the Valencian Community later this month. Regional Health Minister, Ana Barcelo, said: “If we...

FALLAS IN SEPTEMBER: Iconic Fallas festivities in Spain’s Valencia region will take place in September this year

As well as the actual monuments, the Fallas involve a huge number of activities and people, including flower offerings, extremely loud mascleta firecracker displays, parades, exhibitions and much more.

SCHOOL IS FINALLY OUT: U-turn on plans to cancel school holidays for this year’s Fallas in Valencia

The decision taken by the education authorities in the Valencian capital is expected to be replicated by most local school boards throughout the region.

SCHOOL’S NOT OUT: Fallas and Magdalena school holidays cancelled this year

THIS year’s Fallas and Magdalena fiestas in Valencia and Castellon will be normal school days. The Valencian government this week announced the cancellation of the...

Valencia – the city of Las Fallas

OP Blogger Fiona Tomas takes a trip to Valencia to get a taste of the Fallas festival




Need a job? Club Med Marbella on ambitious hiring spree for 320 staff to boost their team this winter

AS the summer season comes to a close and the winter chill approaches, one all-inclusive resort has set Marbella's hospitality industry abuzz.  While many hotels...


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