The Fallas of Valencia 2021 will be held from 1st to 5th September and will have the “ofrenda” and the “cremà”, in which the use of the mask will be mandatory in all acts, even in those that are outdoors, but there will be neither ‘mascletás’ in the town square nor fireworks castles in the old riverbed.
This was agreed in the morning of yesterday by the councilor of Universal Health and Public Health, Ana Barceló, the councilor of Festive Culture of the City of Valencia and president of Central Board Fallera, Carlos Galiana, and the representatives of the collective fallero de la Comunitat Valenciana.
With the aim of maintaining the health and safety of each and every citizen, the acts of the fallas in their entirety will be carried out with the mandatory use of the mask, including those in the open air. In addition, seating capacity will be limited and the safety distance will be guaranteed at all times.
The schedule of events will be advanced with the aim of complying with the curfew in the towns where it is in force.
The traditional Offering of flowers to the Virgin of the Forsaken will take place with a closed and public tour to avoid crowds.
Councilman Carlos Galiana highlighted “the responsibility of the fallas world since the pandemic began” by highlighting the renunciation of the celebration of the ‘mascletaes’ of the town hall square, as well as the fireworks castles of the Turia Garden.
Despite having decreed this series of measures, the councillor insisted that “the epidemiological situation only allows the development of certain acts complying with the current regulations” and recalled that “there is still time” and that they will work “in the concretion of details”.