The Fallas of Valencia: one of the most important festivities in Spain

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The Fallas of Valencia is certainly one of the most desired and expected of all annual celebrations in Spain. The falleros work on this specific festivity the whole year creating from scratch these amazing Fallas that are, in fact, enormous papier-mâché figures built to be burnt. Every year, Spanish people are eager to discover the new Fallas that can be up to 20 feet tall. Before being burnt, the Fallas are shown around the city while being filmed and shown on the main TV programs for Spanish people’s biggest delight. These figures are not only beautiful, they also want to get a message across. For instance, almost all the Fallas are a satire of the society and everything is allowed: they mock politics, celebrities, sports icons, actors or movies. In fact, the Fallas can be quite grotesque and funny, however other Fallas only pretend to entertain the public with purely More here

Viña Rock Festival. One of Spain’s biggest music festival

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   Location: Villarobledo, Alicante Dates: 30th of  April to the 02nd of  May     Viña Rock Fextival is: 5 stages, 37 artists, 200.000 people, a camping zone and a lot of music, indeed, a lot of music. On the first weekend of June is celebrated Viña Rock, the first festival of native-art in Europe. This festival is certainly a major alternative music event worth visiting, at least once in a lifetime. The first edition of the festival was celebrated in 1996. It started as a Rock festival, with also some reggae and hip-hop artists. Later on, some Latin-American groups started joining the event as well. What started as a Rock festival slowly transformed into a more alternative music festival (for example, the Heavy metal stage was removed) but these changes made the initial assistants angry. However, the mass media loved these new trends and started supporting the event. Despite More here