Burning end in Valencia to Las Fallas 2015

March 19th marked the end of Las Fallas in Valencia with the annual burning of the festival figurines, known as La Cremà. Thousands of people watched as the models went up in flames in the town hall square. Las Fallas is a week-long celebration in Valencia held every year to honor Saint Joseph, the patron saint of the carpenter’s guild. The festival is marked with the construction of hundreds of giant wooden, cardboard, or papier-mâché sculptures, known as ninots. These figurines are often satirical in nature and send up the politicians of the day. The ninots are burned on the final day of Las Fallas when the city sky is filled with fireworks.

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