Tag: Valencia events

Valencia July Fair

| May 28, 2012
Valencia July Fair

The first July Fair was held on 21st July 1871, with a colourful cavalcade, pavilions, a botanical exhibition and the sale of all kinds of local products.
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Valencia 9th October

| May 9, 2012
Valencia 9th October

On the 9th of October every year, the people of Valencia celebrate the national day of their autonomous region. This is a historical commemoration of the date in 1238 when King James I officially entered the city of Valencia, freeing it from Moorish rule.
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Valencia Our Lady of the Forsaken

| April 2, 2012
Valencia Our Lady of the Forsaken

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.
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Valencia Palau de la Música Jazz Festival

| March 22, 2012
Valencia Palau de la Música Jazz Festival

This annual festival in Valencia, in the Region of Valencia is an event not to be missed for any jazz fan, and includes a range of different musical styles.
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Sueca International Mime Festival

| March 16, 2012
Sueca International Mime Festival

The Sueca International Mime Festival is held in the town of Sueca (Valencia province) every year. This is the only festival in Spain dedicated exclusively to gestural theatre, and it is considered one of the three most important in Europe.
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Valencia Cinema Jove International Youth Film Festival

| March 12, 2012
Valencia Cinema Jove International Youth Film Festival

The International Youth Film Festival has been held annually in Valencia since 1995. Dates from Jun 15, 2012 to Jun 22, 2012.
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Valencia San José Fallas celebration

| March 5, 2012
Valencia San José Fallas celebration

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 its people, stages the most spectacular of festivals: the Fallas. Dates from Mar 14, 2012 to Mar 19, 2012.
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Valencia Maritime Easter Week

| March 4, 2012
Valencia Maritime Easter Week

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.
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Valencia Corpus Christi

| March 2, 2012
Valencia Corpus Christi

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.
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Valencia San Vicente Ferrer festival

| February 29, 2012
Valencia San Vicente Ferrer festival

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, don’t suffer tonsillitis, don’t take the Lord’s name in vain and don’t blaspheme”.
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Valencia Festival of the Mediterranean 2012

| February 6, 2012
Valencia Festival of the Mediterranean 2012

Every year the Palau de les Arts (Palace of the Arts) in Valencia decks itself out to welcome this festival of opera and symphony music which is a firm favourite with music lovers of all kinds. Dates from May 26, 2012 to Jul 1, 2012.
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Valencia San Vicente Mártir

| January 2, 2012
Valencia San Vicente Mártir

Vicente was a young deacon who was martyred in Valencia by order of the Roman emperor Diocleciano in the year 303, a deed that caused great unrest among the people of the city…
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