That's it! Fallas 2023 has come to an end. This year, we experienced almost everything the festival had to offer; never before have we gone so deep into Fallas.
We've seen a lot of cremàs over the years, but we've never seen anything like this. The figure didn't just burn -- it exploded!
During the Cabalgata del Fuego, time seems to stand still, and I was ready to capture everything with my camera.
Finally we've arrived to March 19th -- the last day of Fallas. This is the last time we'll be making our regular 2pm pilgrimage to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to watch the daily mascletà.
The Nit de Foc is the most anticipated night fireworks during Fallas. This year, the show was at a new shooting location in the City of Arts and Sciences.
Get ready for these two mascletàs, each of which was special in its own way. On March 17th, we were able to see the firework from atop Valencia's city hall.
We were so happy when we found out that Exposició Misser Mascó won this year, breaking the cycle of the usual winners.
During the Ofrenda, some streets in Valencia are practically turned into a catwalk. The Falleras march toward the Virgin in beautiful dresses, with their hair all done up, adorned with expensive jewelry.
To be honest, the Fallas prize system is still a mystery to us; there are so many different categories and sub-prizes from all kinds of different entities, and it's a bit overwhelming.
Around the first weekend of March, a parade called the Cabalgata del Ninot kicks off La Plantà.