Fiestas in Springtime

Spring  has arrived and many towns in the Valencia / Alicante are celebrating their fiestas. One of the best and most spectacular are the fiestas of Alcoy. "Moros y Cristianos" (Moors and Christians).The whole town dresses up as one or the other and there are a series of activities running from parades to full scale battle enactments.

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Fallas in Valencia

It's nearly spring here in Valencia and in a couple of weeks one of the biggest, noisiest and most colourful fiestas in Spain kicks off. The Fallas, Valencia's principal fiestas, are reknowned for their fireworks displays especially loud bangers and "borrachos" which are rockets that skid around along the ground.

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