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Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain
Las Fallas was originally a celebration dedicated to St. Joseph, patron of wood cutters, but with time it turned into a festival of five days. The basic element in building wooden figures and allegorical compositions with a satirical character, inspired by topics, which are made in district centers. Every few streets are building their own "fall" find a real pride for each contributor. Basically Valencia becomes a relatively quiet city of 800,000, a huge party over 3,000,000 people. Hundreds of bands who played, thousands of people dressed in traditional costumes that go through the streets of Valencia, hundreds of thousands of decorative lights, fireworks and firecrackers burnt million, countless parties and street events taking place all over the city like this would be a minimal description of the celebration.
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Colourful parades, various processions and a lot of fun are always mandatory.
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