And the burning begins: LA CREMA!
Finally, it was here! What we all had been waiting for: La Cremà! On the night of March 19th, around 800 Fallas figures were burnt to a crisp, some of them towering up to six stories in height.
The burning started around 10pm, with the smaller figures, and lasted until the early morning hours. La Cremà is always an odd event, because everyone is tired and sad about watching their favorite Falla figures go up in flames.
The falleras often end the night with tears running down their cheeks. It's too overwhelming!
This year, we chose to watch the Cremà at the Falla Exposición. This was the wedding themed one, which you might remember from one of our previous posts highlighting our favorite Fallas figures.
Now just consider that at least 800 figures are burnt like this throughout this city.
A full video of the burning!
If you would like to see more pictures and read more about this event, click on the link above!
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