10 Reasons to visit Valencia.
The seventh one is: The Falles.
The big traditional celebration takes place in March and is really worth seeing. It doesn’t last a day or a weekend, but fills the whole period from March 15 to 19 with traditions. It ends with the Crèma, the burning of the over 700 giant humoristic and satirical puppets and monuments that are called fallas and gave their name to the celebration. Being a street festival, it is closely overwatched by the Central Falles Board (Junta Central Fallera) and the Craftsman Union of Falles Artists. In addition to the spectacular bonfires, the festivities include parades afoot and on horses, traditional costumes, music and particularly abundant pyrotechnics and the smell of gunpowder, especially on the 19th on the Town Hall Square.