The Cabalgata del Ninot and Cant de l’Estoreta of Fallas 2023

Yes, Fallas is a festival of fire and fireworks, but parades are equally important to the Falleras and Falleros of Valencia. At the beginning of Fallas, there are two important ones: the Cabalgata del Ninots and the Cant de l’Estoreta. Both parades are mainly oriented to kids, but are great fun for people of all ages, for different reasons.

Cabalgata del Ninot Fallas 2023

The Cabalgata del Ninot

The main purpose of this parade is to bring the first small figure (Ninot) to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. This also symbolizes the start of the Plantà — which is when Fallas artists deliver the individual pieces of the monuments to their locations, and begin puzzling the figures together. Traditionally the figure of the city hall gets its Ninot delivered first. Of course, this being Valencia, the parade is way more than the simple delivery of a single statue. Nope, the city’s various Fallas commissions get all dressed up in costumes and craft elaborate floats that describe the meaning of main Fallas figure.

Leading the parade are the Fallera Mayor and the Fallera Mayor Infantil, along with their court, all sitting atop steep floats and waving at the crowd. Once the parade arrives at the city hall square and the Ninot is put in place, they celebrate with a beautiful firework display.

Cant de l’Estoreta

Cant de l'Estoreta of Fallas 2023

The Cant de l’Estoreta parade is absolutely adorable. Kids reenact the early days of Fallas, when children would roam the streets of Valencia, pulling old carpets behind them, singing and screaming for neighbors to toss old furniture and clothes away. They would then build their Fallas monuments, using old, wooden street lamps as a base, and decorating them with all the clothes and scraps they had collected. And then everything would be burnt on the 19th of March.

Those traditions are celebrated in the Cant de l’Estoreta. It’s really cute to see these kids dressed up in their old-fashioned clothes. All of the floats here pay tribute to Valencia’s past, and some of them are quite elaborate and well-done. This short parade is held in the neighborhood of El Carmen, and ends in the Plaza del Carmen, where the court of the Fallera Mayor Infantil and a panel of judges is waiting to appreciate each of the floats.

More Photos of the Cabalgata del Ninots:

  • Playing Card costumes
  • Ninot Falla Municipal Fallas 20223
  • Corte Fallera Mayor Infantil Cabalgata del Nintos
  • Little Valencian Princess
  • Corte de honor de la Fallera Mayor Fallas 2023 Cabalgata del ninots
  • Corte de honor de la Fallera Mayor Infantil Fallas 2023 Cabalgata del ninots
  • Princess Float Fallas
  • Rats of Valencia
  • Dragon Parade Cabalgata del Ninots
  • Balloon Parade Fallas 2023
  • Priest Parade
  • Red dragon head Valencia
  • Balloon costume valencia
  • Fallas Plaza del Ayuntamiento
  • Cabalgata del Ninots Pirotecnia Gironina Fallas 2023
  • Pirotecnia Gironina Fallas 2023
  • City Hall Fireworks Fallas 2023
  • Mascleta Colores Pirotecnia Gironina
  • Fireworks of Fallas 2023
  • Shooting Stars Fireworks
  • Spiral Fireworks Fallas
  • Fallas 2023 Fireworks
  • Fireworks Blog Fallas 2023
  • Blue Fireworks Fallas 2023

More Photos of the Cant de l’Estoreta:

  • Old Time Fashion Valencia Spain
  • Cant de l'Estoreta
  • Traditional Kids Fallas Valencia
  • Rising Sun Valencia
  • Fallera Mayor Local Infantil
  • Traditional Kids Dress Fallas Valencia
  • 50s Fashions Valencia
  • Little Fallero Sticking out his tongue
  • Laughing Falleros
  • Hear Decoration Fallas Valencia
  • Golden Fallera Comb Fallas
  • Hair Style Fallas Girl
  • Kids hanging out Fallas
  • Carpet Pulling Fallas
  • Kids Parade Fallas
  • Ceramics Parade Fallas
  • Altar Boy
  • Fallas 2023 Cant de l'Estoreta
  • Old Tram Valencia
  • Calle Serranos Valencia
  • Tour Group Tourists Valencia Spain
  • Fallas Valencia Potographer
  • Stock Photo Fallas Cant de l'Estoreta
  • Bald Little Boy
  • Flower Virgin Girl Parade
  • Spain Altar boys
  • Carmen Valencia parade
  • Top Hat Fallas
  • Princess Girls Fallas
  • Kids Fallas Parade Valencia Fallas
  • Virgin Crown
  • Vicente Ferrer Fallas Valencia
  • The Virgin Valencia
  • Religion Kids Parade
  • Ticket Tram Boy Seller
  • Golden Comb Maker
  • Serranos Street Valencia
  • Girl Painter Valencia
  • Trams of Valencia
  • Valencia Fallas Kids Parade
  • Like a painting kids parade
  • Flower Virgen Fallas
  • Cant de l'Estoreta Plaza del Carmen
  • Cant de l'Estoreta Plaza del Carmen Fallas 2023
  • Cant de l'Estoreta Plaza del Carmen Fallas
  • Fallas Virgin 2023

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