I have been already more than 8 years promoting Valencia worldwide doing different things and I want to share with you the promotion that we did last weekend from our city and our main Festival: The Fallas Festival– which hopefully will be listed as Intangible World Heritage by UNESCO in a few weeks time.
Regarding Fallas, you can see and check a lot (several years promoting Fallas) at this blog; but let me explain you a little bit about this story (as far as I know)… last year a Fallas artisan (Mario Gual) and our VicePresident from Fallas Management Board (Montse Catalá) travelled to Lancaster (in the north of Manchester) to do a Fallas exhibition at the LightUp Festival… they did it so well that they decided to buy a Falla for their event (which means we exported a Falla!! making history and building up a Falla for first time in UK to be burnt at Bonfire night).
In the middle of this 2 pictures (by the way from Valencia photograph Armando Romero)… we did not only take to UK our art and traditional clothes, we also took there our most international dish: Valencian Paella (of course without chorizo) and our music with a great “marching band” called “La Peris Llapisera”… and all this headed by our new Fallas Queen: Ms. Raquel Alario.
We took to the North of UK all our Mediterranean party mood!