Setting fire to things at Las Fallas Festival 2017
Includes cabin-style accommodation sleeping bags, hot hearty breakfast each morning and delicious dinner every night, nightly transfers to and from Las Fallas, experienced guides, and an Hour of Power Drinks Special in a Central Bar in Valencia every night to pre-game for massive nights out during the Festival!
Spain is famous for its unique and crazy street festivals, and this fiesta is one-of-a-kind. Las Fallas Festival 2017 takes place in Valencia, a city of just 1 million inhabitants, but this increases to around 3 million flame-lovers during the event. Las Fallas Festival 2017 is a celebration of the coming of spring. It is a festival to wish a jubilant bon voyage to winter, where locals bid farewell to those cold days and even colder nights by building giant ninots (puppets or dolls) out of cardboard, wood, paper machè and plaster, and then burn them to the ground. There are spectacular fireworks set off from every angle, and, of course, drinking sangria and dancing in the streets.
The ninots are made to look lifelike and usually fit in with current events, poking fun at Spanish politicians and celebrities. The massive structures are sometimes lifted into place by cranes on the day of la plantà or the rising, and they remain here until the 19th March, the day of the burning. Young men wander around the city with axes making little hard-to-spot holes in the ninots and stuffing them full of fireworks. Just before midnight the crowds in Valencia start to chant, the streetlights are turned off and finally at midnight the ninots are set on fire. What follows is an explosion of fireworks, roaring fires and full-on excitement.
Stoke Travel Does Las Fallas Festival 2017
In true Stokie style, each year at Las Fallas Festival we host a weekend of camping nearby. We’ll be warm and cozy in our cabins when we pass out so all you have to do is tumble into bed once the celebrations are over. Our chef will cook up a culinary storm and we’ll have an Hour of Power Drinks Special at a central Valencia Bar every night to pre-game for the long party ahead of us. If you’re looking for a weekend of mayhem from Barcelona, Stoke has you covered. Check out our trip options here.
PRICE: €60 | AU$ 87 | US$ 67 | £52 per NIGHT (MIN 2 NIGHTS)
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Stoke Travel Passport holders are eligible for a 3 night all-inclusive stay.