Photo Story: Valencia prepares for Fallas 2021

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Valencia’s councilor for Culture, Pilar Bernabe (C), chats with artists Manolo Martin (L) and Jose Ramon Espuig (R) next to their falla ‘The Meditator’ in Valencia, Spain.

The Fallas 2021 will be held in the first week of September 2021, months later than traditionally, after being postponed in March due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Fallas festival is a fortnight-long fiesta in which installations of parodic papier-mache, cardboard, and wooden sculptures are traditionally burnt every year on the last day of the event (usually on 19 March) in the so-called ‘Crema’ to end the festivities.

Photo: EPA-EFE/Ana Escobar