I’m sure everyone’s Fallas experience was different; I know mine was absolutely unforgettable. I spent five wonderful days wandering around the city admiring the giant effigies, enjoying the ubiquitous smell of fresh churros and porras and the sound of giant firecrackers. At night I was showered in sparks during fire-themed parades, and danced until the sun came up at block parties sponsored by local Casals.
Our campus at The Palau is one of the most breathtaking and beautiful places I have had the privilege to work in, but for some reason every time I go inside recently it feels like the world suddenly turns black and white…
Why? FALLAS is Beginning Right Outside!!!
We have all been invited to perform for the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium in May! It’s a tremendous honor, and I am so excited for our trip!
Now, back to the latest news from Valencia:
Every day is a little louder here in Valencia since the Fallera Mayor announced the beginning of the Fallas festival; fireworks shot up from the Serrano towers and the Turia riverbed, as acrobats suspended from cranes played drums high above the crowd.
There has been one week in March so far, and so much has happened already. One of the most notable things that will be going on throughout March is the Fallas. I can’t say I’ve really researched it, but from what I’ve gathered so far, it is 3 weeks of fireworks, costumes, and paella. I am a fan of anything that sounds like the firstborn child of 4th of July and Halloween, therefore I feel like Fallas will be a fond memory for me.