Valencia city, celebrates each year the final days of the winter and the arrival of spring with spectacular fires and pyrotechnics. From March 15 to 19 (the feast of Saint Joseph, day of the father in the whole country), Valencia is given over to a carnival of bonfires, fiesta, fireworks and a famous satire known as Las Fallas.
Displayed on every corner all over the city are colorful “ninots”, giant papier-mâché figures often 20 feet tall or even more that have been paraded through the streets and then placed in fantasy groups to tower over excited spectators. On that occasion, the university UCH CEU offers a wide range of activities, in collaboration with the fantastic Falla Na Jordana.
First, the office Campus Life organizes a guided tour of the Fallero Museum in Valencia the Sunday, 11th of March at 10:30 am. After the guided tour, we will assist in the cooking of traditional paellas in the open air at Falla Na Jordana.
The meeting-point is at the entrance to the Fallero museum, Plaza Monteolivete, 4, 46006 Valencia.
Then, Thursday 15th of March at 6pm you can take part of a walking tour of the best fallas in the city center. If you don’t understand what the Fallas are, sign up for this activity. Afterwards, we will finish by walking around Ruzafa district to see the beautiful illuminations which annually win some prizes.
The meeting-point is at the metro station Ángel Guimerà (the exit in the Gran Via park).
Both activities are free for CEU students!
Finally, the last activity will take place the 19th of March at 8pm at “Falla Na Jordana” (Carrer de Salvador Giner, 9 in Valencia). You can experience the Cremà – the burning of the falla – at first hand and close up alongside the falleros themselves of Na Jordana (the little one of the kids and the big one too at midnight).
Meeting-point: Falla Na Jordana, Carrer de Salvador Giner, 9,46003 Valencia
The price is 18 euros per person (payment is required the same day in place).
If you wish to take part of this celebration and attend one or more of the activities proposed, please sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and providing your personal details:
* The activity/ies you want to participate
* Name, surname, studies, year and nationality
* E-mail address and phone contact
You can also join the activities via your Intranet>Campus Life>Events Campus Life
Come and enjoy Fallas with CEU and Falla Na Jordana!