UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2016
Description: The Fallas Festivity is a traditional practice of communities in Valencia to mark the coming of spring. It features a monument of caricatures by local artists that provides a commentary on current social issues. Erected in the town square from March 14 to 19, it is then set alight symbolizing a rejuvenation of social activity. Marching bands, outdoor meals and fireworks are part of the festivity, which enhances social cohesion and provides an opportunity for collective creativity, transmitted within families.
© Junta Central Fallera, 2012
Duration: 00:09:59 - Support: DVD (0085900007)