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Crazy festival to welcome Spring – Valencia & Fallas

In the Boston area we might celebrate spring by going out for a hike, running outdoors, hiding our shovel, etc. But how do they celebrate the end of Winter in Mediterranean Spain? Here we introduce Las Fallas! Las Fallas is undoubtedly one of the most unique and crazy festivals in Spain. Then again, Spain is a country known for its unique and odd fiestas. What started as a feast day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters, has evolved into a 5-day, multifaceted celebration involving fire. Valencia, a quiet city with a population of just over 1 million, swells to an estimated 3 million flame-loving revelers during Las Fallas celebrations. During this 5 days, there are a multitude of...

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