Valencia's spring festival, celebrated since 1871, is the highlight of the year in the city. Close to a hundred wood and cardboard satirical papier-mâché figures are erected along the streets, along with hundreds of events over a period of several days following the official opening, from flower offerings and concerts to astonishing fireworks displays, firecrackers and bull fights. It is all accompanied by plenty of revelry, culminating in the final night when all the figures are cremated in jolly style.
Venue: Various, throughout the central city area
Date: 1 - 19 March 2013