Swap green pints & probable rain, for tapas & bonfires in Valencia, this St Patricks Day!
Ahead of the St Patricks Day long weekend, Visit Valencia would like to remind you that ‘the best city to live in the world’ is a great option for a city break!
Valencia has been celebrating the Fallas Festival – an UNESCO Heritage event since 2016 – since the last Sunday in February and it will continue to run until 19 March. The Fallas Festival is a combination of over 700 ephemeral art monuments all over the city, regular parades with traditional costumes, free live music concerts around every corner, gunpowder shows every day, unique street food – and average temperatures of 19 degrees!
The origin of the festival goes back to the tradition of improvising bonfires with old furniture to celebrate the arrival of spring.
The festival begins on the last Sunday in February and from 1 March, the Mascletà (a pyrotechnic event) is fired daily in the City Hall square.
The main dates, though, are from 15 – 19 March, when the plantà (bonfire building) begins and the cremà (burning) of the monuments happens.
With regular direct flights from Dublin, Cork and Belfast with Ryanair, there’s never been a better time to suggest a city-break to Valencia for your customers!