In March we celebrate Fallas in Valencia, a festival declared UNESCO’S Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2016.

As every year the students of the Santa Cruz School create our own monument. This year, the theme is the neighborhood of La Cruz.


The Falles (ValencianFallessing. FallaSpanishFallas) is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of  Saint Joseph in the city of  Valencia , Spain. The term Falles refers to both the celebration and the monuments burnt during the celebration.


THE ORIGIN OF THE FALLES FESTIVAL. There are different conjectures . One suggests that the Falles started, when artisans disposed of the broken artefacts and pieces of wood they saved during the winter by burning them to celebrate the spring equinox.

Falla de la Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Valencia designed by Okuda San Miguel

In the early 20th century,  the monuments became more anti-clerical in nature and were often highly critical of the local or national governments.

LA OFRENDA DE FLORES . In this event, the flower offering, each of the casals fallers takes an offering of flowers to theVirgin Mary as Our Lady of the Forsaken.This occurs all day during 17–18 March. A statue of the Virgin Mary and its large pedestal are then covered with all the flowers.