Though I have shared a variety of newcomer’s impressions about different aspects of Las Fallas, there is a great deal more that could be said, and many experienced people that have put energy into saying it. If you’re as thrilled to be done with Las Fallas as if you’d been kept awake many nights by the sound of explosions, relief is here. But if you’re interested in learning more, I have some recommendations.[More….]
I can’t resist posting a few more pictures of Fallas costumes. Most of these were taken before or during the procession to bring flower offerings to La Plaza de la Virgen as Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados.
My mom has a big old trunk full of costumes and dress-ups at her house, and for many of her grandchildren it has been the source of much pleasure over the years. Not everyone is so fortunate, and may be limited in their dressing-up opportunities. This is not a problem for Valencians–they know[More….]
I’m torn. Today is the official beginning of the most elaborately celebrated days of the Fallas festival in Valencia. [More…]