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Cultural Space of the Valencian Fallas Festival. ©UNESCO 2012
Cultural Space of the Valencian Fallas Festival

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Fallas

The Fallas Festivity is a traditional practice of communities in Valencia to mark the coming of spring. It features a monument of caricatures by local artists that provides a commentary on current social issues. Erected in the town square from March 14 to 19, it is then set alight symbolizing a rejuvenation of social activity. Marching bands, outdoor meals and fireworks are part of the festivity, which enhances social cohesion and provides an opportunity for collective creativity, transmitted within families.


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Place/region Valencia, Spain, Europe
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Production: Ardabe Producciones, Spain, producer. Juan Angel Gómez, producer ; Justo R. Mora, producer.Junta Central Fallera, Spain, sponsor.
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Rights/Droits: Junta Central Fallera (Spain)

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