Celebrations in Valencia

Valencian people enjoyed his holidays and always make merry in city. Holidays are distributed throughout the calendar, so that lets celebrate them almost the entire year and usually they are celebrated on the large scale.

Valencia holiday – It’s like a masquerade, as a collective cleansing of the monotony of everyday life.

Las Fallas

Las_Fallas


Las Fallas – one of the most important festivals of Valencia, which takes place in March. This festival is celebrated for five days, during these days you can see a powerful pyrotechnic shows, burning at the stake of different figures, street entertainments, dancing and try traditional food and drinks.

La Tomatina

LA TOMATINA

La Tomatina – tomato fights in the nearby town Buñol and take place each year on the last Wednesday of August, although the celebration begins earlier in the week. The highlight of the festival is the tomato fights which occur from 11 am to 1 pm. The event has become one of the brightest moments in the calendar of Spanish summer festivals.

LA TOMATINA2

Corpus Christi

In Valencia is held annually a religious festival – the Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi (also Solemnidad del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo). This festival devoted to Catholic sacrament of the Eucharist (Holy Communion): the miracle of transubstantiation of bread and wine into the true Body and Blood of Christ. In Valencia the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ was especially known by the large-scale of celebrations, colorful costumes and traditions. However, Corpus Christi is a religious celebration, but he has long become a national holiday in Valencia. Of course, without rigorous religious rites it can not celebrate, but in general it is a very cheerful and colorful street party with dancing, music, incredibly beautifully decorated balconies and Spanish atmosphere. The Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ is celebrated on Thursday which follows on eighth Sunday after Easter.

Corpus Christi

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