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    EASTER IN VALENCIA IS A BIT DIFFERENT

    The Holy Week in Valencia is so unique that events unfold over fifteen days, offering numerous peculiarities. Images in houses; Christs carried by their faithful, pressed against their chests; the Dolorosas guarded by grenadier soldiers; the colourful attire; the music, sometimes sad, other times cheerful; the pyrotechnics that proclaim the Resurrection or the typical gastronomy […]

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    SEMANA SANTA MARINERA (VALENCIA) 2024

    “Walking through Valencia this week, you may catch a sight that might cause you to look again. Donned in what’s known as a ‘capirote’, the pointed hood bears a striking resemblance to the KKK. The capirote predates the 20th Century and is worn by penitents during the Holy Week (Semana Santa) in Spain in order […]

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    VALENCIA AT EASTER

    In a city whose most iconic ‘Fallas’ festival involves building hundreds of expensive and intricate sculptures, only to burn them all down simultaneously, it’s not surprising that even Easter celebrations are a little bit different in Valencia. Easter’s Semana Santa or ‘Holy Week’ is celebrated across Spain as a sombre occasion where cofradias or ‘brotherhoods’ […]

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    VALENCIA QUESTIONS WARS WITH ITS MUNICIPAL FALLA

    Two white doves facing each other over an olive branch are the main image of a piece that exposes the absurdity and contradictions of war. Two white doves, symbols of peace, are currently facing each other in the Town Hall’s Square in Valencia, over an olive branch, yet another symbol of peace. The Municipal Falla […]

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    FALLAS 2024 TIMETABLE

    Valencia’s biggest event of the year, the Fallas festival, commences this weekend, with a jam-packed schedule for all to enjoy.  The origins of Fallas are believed to be linked to the pagan ritual of marking the changing of the seasons into spring, beginning with carpenters burning their wooden candle holders, known as “parots”, in celebration. […]

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    THE TRADITIONAL ‘ARTICHOKE FESTIVAL’ IS BACK THIS MARCH!

    On the 23rd and 24th of March artichokes will take over the Plaza de la Constitución in Alaquàs in celebration of the traditional ‘Festa de la Carxofa’ (Artichoke festival). The Associació d’Amics i Amigues del Cant de la Carxofa have organised for ten prestigious restaurants to prepare exquisite dishes which incorporate the artichoke at the […]

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    ’24/7 Valencia’ GUIDE to FALLAS 2024

    Are you interested in folklore? Tradition? Big dresses? If you are, stick around. Valencia has all that and more, during the celebration known as Fallas. Read this and consider yourself armed for the festivities. LAS FALLAS This March 2024, you’ll see these large sculptures being set up at practically every street corner  in Valencia. Anything […]

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