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Old 03-19-2008, 08:18 AM
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Default 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.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f30/...tion-1540.html (Fallas – a pyromaniac celebration!)

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f32/...ncia-1712.html (Fallas of Valencia)

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

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Old 03-19-2008, 08:26 AM
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Default Denia's adult fallas

The adult ones are the big ones, usually provocative.
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Default parades and traditional costumes

The day starts with parades, daytime fireworks and parties.....
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:33 AM
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Default a great community event

hope to make the crema!
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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.
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Default Re: Denia Fallas 2008

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
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Old 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!

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).
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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?
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:57 AM
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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.
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Thanks a lot, we will certainly hope to be there.
Hope this lovely weather continues!
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