Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Fallas - the biggest and best party in Europe

Fallas officially began today here in Valencia with a visit from their Royal Majesties the King and Queen of Spain. They were given a truly special treat of one of the very best Mascletàs I can remember. What's a Mascletà ? I hear you ask - well, It' a firework display in the middle of the city and it's held a2pm in the afternoon and it's all about Noise, the capital N is there for a purpose - we are talking serious Noise! Noise so loud that you are advised to keep your mouth open to avoid bursting your eardrums. Mascletàs are not just any Noise - they have rhythm, they have to have rhythm, or the crowd do not show their appreciation with cheers and applause at the end- today the crowd were ecstatic. To read more go here on the right hand side of the page is a link to a film of the madess today. There is also a bucket load of information on Fallas here Enjoy!!!!

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