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Xabia Jim 03-19-2008 08:18 AM

Denia Fallas 2008
It's March 19, Saint Joeseph Day and the last day of the Fallas Festival when they burn the fallas, known as the Crema....we took a trip to Denia, 6 miles away, which is about the most southern city in the province that celebrates with fallas.

Here's some background from last year in Valencia.

It's an annual event any wood burner should love!


Xabia Jim 03-19-2008 08:26 AM

Denia's adult fallas
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The adult ones are the big ones, usually provocative.

Xabia Jim 03-19-2008 08:32 AM

parades and traditional costumes
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The day starts with parades, daytime fireworks and parties.....

Xabia Jim 03-19-2008 08:33 AM

a great community event
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hope to make the crema!

james 03-19-2008 12:27 PM

Re: Denia Fallas 2008
Thanks for sharing those Jim,

I am very envious. Drinking a beer sitting outside on the Marquez di Campo on a warm spring day. You can't beat that.

Alfredo 03-19-2008 01:08 PM

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Is the festival going on this year? One of the news services here says thaat the feast of St. Joe has been suspended because it interferes with the Easter liturgy.
St. Joseph's Day? Not in 2008

Of course, I suppose I could find a priest and ask ;)

Xabia Jim 03-20-2008 12:39 AM

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Yep....I think I took those pictures yesterday;) Nothing get's in the way of the Valenciano pyrotechnical fiestas!:D

It's March 15-19, every year.:)

Now we finish off the week with Semana Santana processions (Good Friday religious processsions through the old Xabia town to carry the Virgin from the main town church to the church above the stations of the cross). They decorate local crosses and street shrines with fresh flowers and hang out tapestries along the route. Fun to follow along with a candle.....then go to the Feria Artesana (Easter Art Fair).

janetwest 03-08-2009 05:52 AM

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Jim, we live in Moraira and are thinking of going to the "burnings" in Denia this year.
Could you give us a hint of what time they start, the best place to park, and where to be at the best time?
Thanks a lot.

Xabia Jim 03-10-2009 12:57 AM

Re: Denia Fallas 2008
We usually go for the last night which is the 19th. If you go early, you can walk around and catch all the Fallas sculptures during the day to see them. Otherwise, go in the evening. We can usually find a place to park south of town along the seafront. they burn the kids fallas first and then go around town to burn the adult ones...follow the crowd!

We are going to Valencia this year to catch the fallas there.

janetwest 03-10-2009 03:33 AM

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Thanks a lot, we will certainly hope to be there.
Hope this lovely weather continues!

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