Tag: Valencia events
The second Sunday in May sees the festival of Our Lady of the Forsaken, another patron saint of the city. The Valencian people feel great devotion to this virgin, who they affectionately call “La Geperudeta”, an allusion to the slightly stooped position of her iconic image.
The International Youth Film Festival has been held annually in Valencia since 1995. Dates from Jun 15, 2012 to Jun 22, 2012.
Valencia welcomes the spring with its Fallas festival. Monumental, yet transitory cardboard statues are carefully built over the course of months, to then be devoured by fire in a unique spectacle. With thousands of light bulbs strung in garlands and hanging from columns, Valencia, in all its vivacious splendour and amidst the eager revelry of […]
The maritime quarters of the city of Valencia celebrate this religious festivity with a longstanding tradition, which has three crowning moments: the Blessing of the Palms, the Procession of the Holy Burial, and the Resurection Pararde. Dates from Apr 1, 2012 to Apr 8, 2012.
This is a festival that dates back to 1355 and is centred on a solemn procession in which the Holy Sacrament was accompanied by the authorities and clergymen of the city. They followed an itinerary laid down by the noblemen of the city, most of which is still adhered to today.
Easter week in Valencia is extended with the festivals of San Vicente Ferrer, the Patron Saint of the Valencian Community. Tradition demands a visit to his birthplace, now a chapel, where the children must drink from El Pouet de Sant Vicent (St Vicente’s Well) in order that they “learn to speak at an early age, […]