It’s almost comical how often the culture here turns to beautiful traditional costumes to enhance some of the amazing celebrations that are part of Spanish heritage. My last trip to Valencia during Las Fallas was a nice introduction to the hurricane of activity that I was now able to see from start to finish. One of the most beautiful and engaging part of the festival are the regional and local dress of the falleras (fie-YEAH-rahs) who can be seen taking part in various celebrations.

The dresses are ornate and very traditional, from the comb in the hair to the matching shoes, with so many things in between to make the look of a fallera an icon of both Spain and Valencia. See for yourself!

Many of these pictures were taken following a parade called “La Ofrenda,” the topic of a future post.

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