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Valencia gets fired up for Las Fallas festival of flames

March 21, 17:30 UTC+3

Gigantic monuments set ablaze on the streets of Valencia celebrating Las Fallas festival

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Monuments burn in a fire during the traditional "Las Fallas" festival in Valencia, Spain
Monuments burn in a fire during the traditional "Las Fallas" festival in Valencia, Spain
Monuments burn in a fire during the traditional "Las Fallas" festival in Valencia, Spain
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions, burning many characters and large papier mache satirical figures displayed around the streets of the city
Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions, burning many characters and large papier mache satirical figures displayed around the streets of the city
Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions, burning many characters and large papier mache satirical figures displayed around the streets of the city
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
A 'Ninot' or wooden sculpture is burned at Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain
A 'Ninot' or wooden sculpture is burned at Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain
A 'Ninot' or wooden sculpture is burned at Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain
© EPA-EFE/MANUEL BRUQUE
Only the sculpture which is voted best escapes the flames
Only the sculpture which is voted best escapes the flames
Only the sculpture which is voted best escapes the flames
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
Las Fallas festival is held in Valencia region annually from 15 to 19 March
Las Fallas festival is held in Valencia region annually from 15 to 19 March
Las Fallas festival is held in Valencia region annually from 15 to 19 March
© EPA-EFE/MANUEL BRUQUE
A fireman watches the Municipal Falla burning in Valencia
A fireman watches the Municipal Falla burning in Valencia
A fireman watches the Municipal Falla burning in Valencia
© EPA-EFE/MANUEL BRUQUE
Las Fallas festival is celebrated in honour of Saint Joseph, the patron of carpenters
Las Fallas festival is celebrated in honour of Saint Joseph, the patron of carpenters
Las Fallas festival is celebrated in honour of Saint Joseph, the patron of carpenters
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
A 'Ninot' or wooden sculpture is burned during Las Fallas in Valencia
A 'Ninot' or wooden sculpture is burned during Las Fallas in Valencia
A 'Ninot' or wooden sculpture is burned during Las Fallas in Valencia
© EPA-EFE/MANUEL BRUQUE
A figure representing Catalan's fugitive ex-president Carles Puigdemont burns during the last night of the Fallas Festival in Valencia
A figure representing Catalan's fugitive ex-president Carles Puigdemont burns during the last night of the Fallas Festival in Valencia
A figure representing Catalan's fugitive ex-president Carles Puigdemont burns during the last night of the Fallas Festival in Valencia
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
Firemen control the fire of burning satirical sculptures in Valencia
Firemen control the fire of burning satirical sculptures in Valencia
Firemen control the fire of burning satirical sculptures in Valencia
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
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Monuments burn in a fire during the traditional "Las Fallas" festival in Valencia, Spain
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions, burning many characters and large papier mache satirical figures displayed around the streets of the city
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
A 'Ninot' or wooden sculpture is burned at Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain
© EPA-EFE/MANUEL BRUQUE
Only the sculpture which is voted best escapes the flames
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
Las Fallas festival is held in Valencia region annually from 15 to 19 March
© EPA-EFE/MANUEL BRUQUE
A fireman watches the Municipal Falla burning in Valencia
© EPA-EFE/MANUEL BRUQUE
Las Fallas festival is celebrated in honour of Saint Joseph, the patron of carpenters
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
A 'Ninot' or wooden sculpture is burned during Las Fallas in Valencia
© EPA-EFE/MANUEL BRUQUE
A figure representing Catalan's fugitive ex-president Carles Puigdemont burns during the last night of the Fallas Festival in Valencia
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz
Firemen control the fire of burning satirical sculptures in Valencia
© AP Photo/Alberto Saiz

Every year the city of Valencia in Spain celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph, the patron of carpenters, that ends in the midnight of March 19, burning many characters and large papier mache satirical figures displayed around the streets of the city. Only the sculpture which is voted best escapes the flames. Spain's Las Fallas festival of fire — in pictures.

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