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Cultural Space of the Valencian Fallas Festival

Language: English
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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
Production and personalities:
Publisher: Ardabe Producciones, Spain
Producer: Juan Angel Gómez, Justo R. Mora
Coproducer/sponsor: Junta Central Fallera, Spain
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Rights: Junta Central Fallera (Spain)

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2016-RL-0085900007
Source ref.: DOC:0085900007. CAND:00859
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Junta Central Fallera (Spain)