Fallas

The Fallas (Falles in Valencian) festival is a centuries old tradition here in Valencia. Throughout the year workshops, such as the one I have worked in for the past 9 years, create large structures with satirical themes and in mid March these structures are erected in the streets, admired for a few days, and then set on fire on March 19th.

In Alicante there is a similar festival that takes place in June each year. This is called Hogueras (Fogueres in Valencian).

The photos below show some of the fallas and hogueras I have had the great privilege of working on during my time in the workshop of Xavier Herrero, Xàtiva.  http://www.xavierdimensions.com/

falla de San Vicent - Periodista Azzati de Valencia, 2006

falla de San Vicent – Periodista Azzati de Valencia, 2006

falla de San Vicent - Periodista Azzati de Valencia, 2006

falla de San Vicent – Periodista Azzati de Valencia, 2006

falla de San Vicent - Periodista Azzati de Valencia, 2007

falla de San Vicent – Periodista Azzati de Valencia, 2007

falla de Selgas Tovar de Xàtiva, 2005

falla de Selgas Tovar de Xàtiva, 2005

Hoguera de Sant Blai - La Torreta de Alicante, 2007

Hoguera de Sant Blai – La Torreta de Alicante, 2007

Hoguera de Sant Blai - La Torreta de Alicante, 2008

Hoguera de Sant Blai – La Torreta de Alicante, 2008

Hoguera de Sant Blai - La Torreta de Alicante, 2008

Hoguera de Sant Blai – La Torreta de Alicante, 2008

Hoguera de Sant Blai Alt de Alicante, 2008

Hoguera de Sant Blai Alt de Alicante, 2008

falla Pintor Segrelles de Valencia, 2013

falla Pintor Segrelles de Valencia, 2013

falla Ferroviaria de Xàtiva, 2011

falla Ferroviaria de Xàtiva, 2011

falla Ferroviaria de Xàtiva, 2013

falla Ferroviaria de Xàtiva, 2013

falla Telefonica de Valencia, 2010

falla Telefonica de Valencia, 2010

falla Telefonica de Valencia, 2010

falla Telefonica de Valencia, 2010

falla San Vicent - Periodista Azzati de Valencia, 2010

falla San Vicent – Periodista Azzati de Valencia, 2010

falla San Vicent - Periodista Azzati de Valencia, 2010

falla San Vicent – Periodista Azzati de Valencia, 2010

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