Saturday, March 17, 2012

What is 'Las Fallas’ ( Pronounced Las Fayers )

Topdeck Tours reports

Las Fallas is the coolest, the biggest, the craziest and; the most fun festival in Valencia, Spain! It all began when people were celebrating St. Joseph’s Day, the patron saint of carpentry, each March 19 as far back as the 18th Century. Back in those days rag dolls were strung up and ninots (figurines) were put on platforms in various places around the city, they were supposed to represent people or occasions that people criticized. The younger people would then collect all of these and that evening they were burned in a huge bonfire or Fallas!

Others remember St. Joseph's Dream by French Counter-Reformation artist Georges de La Tour.

                                                                         Judy Joyce - Editor

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