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FALLAS XÀTIVA 2016 EVENTS PROGRAMME
Fallas Events Programme
fallas programme events
- Programa de fiestas
- Starts: 15/03/2016
- Ends: 25/03/2016
- Alameda jaume I, 50
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FALLAS XÀTIVA 2016 EVENTS PROGRAM
The fallas festivity burns away winter worries in a tribute to spring. As a pagan ritual originating in ancient Mediterranean cultures brought to Valencia in remote times, this artistic display transforms the city during what is called “Fallas week”.
The huge works of art called fallas can be described as authentic monuments of papier-mâché and polyurethane, built over wooden structures and conceived to embody pithy, good-humoured and sarcastic comments on daily life. Architecture and engineering dedicated to creating art of an ephemeral nature- something that takes place nowhere else in the world.
The fallas Commission is made up of a group of neighbours responsible for producing the falla and arranging its individual festival programme so that everyone can join in the fun. They hold meetings, pay dues, seek out financing for their budgets, and congregate at their headquarters, known as the casal.
The Commission hires an artist to make the falla according to a pre-established budget.
17HRS. Visit of the Junta Local Fallera to the monuments.
24HRS Official starting of the Fallas. All monuments must be ready when the jury visits them at midnight.
12HRS. Activities for children.
14HRS. I Firecracker at the Jardí de la Pau.
15HRS. Lunch provided by Junta Local Fallera to the “fallera major” and “fallera major infantil” with the respective City Presidents, Honor Court and authorities.
17HRS. Visit to the Retired Home.
19HRS. Fallas awards giving ceremony. At the Town Hall.
14HRS. II Firecracker at the Jardí de la Pau.
17.30HRS. Official visiting to the Fallas. All the members of the Fallas visit all the monuments in procession with their music bands.
14HRS. III Firecracker at the Jardí de la Pau.
18HRS. Flowers offering to the Virgin of the Seu. All the members of the Fallas offer flowers to the Virgin on a colourful procession.
12HRS. Mass in honour of St Joseph, patron saint of the Fallas, at St Joseph church in the castle sidehill.
14.45HRS. IV Firecracker at the Jardí de la Pau.
21HRS. Starting of burning the city children monuments by the Children Honour “Fallera”.
22HRS. Burning of the best children monument.
23.30HRS. Burning of the adults monuments.
01.30HRS. Burning of the best adults monument with the “fallera major” and her Honor Court.
20HRS. Awards giving ceremony of Cadafal.
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