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Calpe En Fallas - Fiesta 2017


This event listing was last updated by the: on the: 17 Mar 2017

Calpe En Fallas - Fiesta 2017
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Event Date: 16th -19th March 2017
Venue: Various venues in Calpe & the Old Town: The main Fallas statues are at the top of Avenida Gabriel Miro
Time: From 07:30 - late
Event Type: Local Fiestas

Calpe En Fallas - Fiesta 2017


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The Falla del Calpe Vell committee constructs large statues which are made of cardboard, wood and other materials (images below).

The Calpe Fallas are burnt at 24.00h. on March 19th, day of San José, to celebrate the beginning of spring.

History of Las Fallas
Tradition has it that Valencian Carpenters spring-cleaned their workshops on the Feast Day of Saint Joseph the Carpenter. They gathered all the woodcuttings and woodchips and made a bonfire of them on the streets outside their workshops. In the 18th century, as the fiesta became more popular the citizens made models of personalities they wanted to deride and hung them in the streets. The Carpenters took to shaping their woodcuts into the image of Town Councillors or people in the public eye that they wanted to complain about. This has become a tradition all over Valencia and the local Town Councillors take it in good heart when they are criticised. The day before the Fallas the Falleros process through the Towns and make an offering to Our Lady of Desemparados, the Patron Saint of Valencia.

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Programme 2017



Thursday 16th March 2017
From 18:00h - Construction begins on the Fallas statues in Calle Los Almendros
19:00h - "Chocolata" for all helpers
21:00h - Special celebration dinner in the Fallera Tent

Friday 17th March 2017
07:30h - Despertá through the streets (to wake up the residents - firecrackers & music)
13:30h - Sardines gratis for all helpers next to the Fallas statues
18:00h - Amusements and childrens games
22:00h - Fiesta Fallera - Dinner and Dance for the falleros in the Fallero Tent.

Saturday 18th March 2017
14:00h - Paella gratis for all helpers next to the Fallas statues
17:00h - Parade through the streets

19:30h - Offering of flowers to Nuestra Señora de la Nieves (Our lady of the snows) in the parish church
              of nuestra señora de las nieves.

22:00h - Fiesta Fallera - Dinner and Dance for the falleros in the Fallero Tent.

Sunday 19th March 2017 - feast day of San Jose (Saint Joseph the carpenter)
11:00h - Concentration of all festeros next to the Fallas statues
11:45h - Parade through the streets
12:00h -
Holy Mass celebrated in the Parish Church of nuestra señora de la nieves, in honour of Saint Joseph.
              In attendance will be the Town’s officials and Falleras.

13:30h - Gran Mascleta - Long row of fireworks in the Plaza Mayor
23:00h - Burning of the Children's falla monument, followed by
24:00h - Burning of main monument

End of Fiesta
The commission reserves the right to amend certain acts in this program of events

  

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