Gunpowder, ephemeral monuments, flowers, music and fire return. Las Fallas 2023 are already here and Valencia is finalizing the preparations to celebrate the most important days of its big party in style. We tell you about the official program of the fallas in which some of the most solemn acts have their opening hours and even locations.
The official Fallas 2023 Celebrations program started at the beginning of the year with events such as the Exaltation of the Fallera Mayor of Valencia (January 27 and 28) or the inauguration of the Ninot Exhibition (February 3). But it is always the Crida, with the major falleras of Valencia gathering all the fallas commissions in the Torres de Serrano for the proclamation, which marks the starting signal for the festivities. This year, the welcome message to the Fallas took place on the last Sunday of February, which this year fell on the 26th.
Only three days after the Crida, on March 1, a daily date began in the Town Hall square with the "mascletà" (2:00 p.m.), a gunpowder bacchanalia that will continue every day at the same time until Sunday March 19, always with permission from the rain and the wind.
The main days of the Fallas 2023, the big week, are concentrated from March 16, once the monuments have been planted, with an almost uninterrupted agenda between prizes, offerings, parades, fireworks displays, parades... Until moment of the "cremà", on March 19, which will put an end to the Fallas. All of this without counting on the contest of the illuminated streets, the multiple festivals in the neighborhoods and other activities organized by the commissions in the neighborhoods. The boisterous party returns.
One of the main novelties of the Fallas 2023 is the change in the location of the firing point of the Fallas fireworks, including the Nit del Foc; This will continue in the old course of the Turia River, although now it will be at the height of the Palau de les Arts and not of the Alameda. Another novelty is the suggestion of the fallas side not to launch firecrackers between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to ensure the rest of neighbors and pets.
Following the guidelines of the fallero side, the festivals can only be held on the nights of Saturday the 11th and from the 15th to the 18th of March and with a schedule between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. in the morning. Likewise, there will be a reduction in festivals in certain areas of the city center.
According to Valencia's 2023 work calendar, March 19, Saint Joseph's Day, will not be a holiday as it falls on a Sunday. Nor will Monday the 20th be a holiday in the city, although it will be in the Community of Madrid. Now, Valencian children will have the entire week of fallas available after being declared non-school on March 15, 16 and 17, 2023, thus chaining the weekend of the 18th and 19th.
Below, all the events scheduled for the big week of the big party in Valencia.
TUESDAY, MARCH 14
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
FRIDAY MARCH 17
SATURDAY MARCH 18
SUNDAY MARCH 19
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