The origin of Las Fallas comes from the old carpenters tradition who, when celebrating the arrival of spring on March 19th, used to burn pieces of wood ( parots ) that were used to prop up their lights during the winter months.
To this bonfire they gradually started to add old belongings and rags, which gave the wooden structure a human-looking aspect, until they became the ninots that we know today. The Valencian sense of humour soon gave the irony shown in the ninots which is maintained at present.
The Fallas celebrations have evolved into temporary works of art which, in some cases can cost many thousands of euros to design and construct.
Please note, this is a late evening event and we arrive approx 19:00 / 20:00 and don't leave Valencia until approx 2am.