Tag: Valencia events

Valencia July Fair

| May 28, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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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