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las fallas/ semana santa

I am considering attending Semana Santa in Valencia next spring. I I assume that Semana Santa is a full week event in Valencia as is the case in other Spanish cities. However, next year it seems that the dates of Las Fallas coincide with Holy Week. The atmosphere of these two events naturally are quite different. Do you suppose Valencia will make different preparations for these events. Has this happened before? Eager to hear your thoughts on this.

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1. Re: las fallas/ semana santa

Hi,

You're right next year Las Fallas Festivals and the Holy Week are close one to the other. It only happens I think every 50 years approximately because the Holy week goes with the moon phases calendar and Las Fallas always with a fixed date.

The burning of Las Fallas is the 19th of March Wednesday night and the following day, 20th of March is Maundy Thursday.

In Valencia Holy Week celebrations and processions will start next year in the maritime quarter of the city on Thurdas 20th after the Fallas Festivals.

The organizers of the Holy Week celebrations, Las Fallas celebrations and the City Hall officials already reached an agreemen about the coordination of both festivities.

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