By Euro Weekly News Media • 17 March 2014 • 13:06
Image - Medjugorje: Bernd Zillich/shutterstock
The Spanish central government is putting forward the Valencia region’s Fallas for UNESCO recognition.
If accepted, not only the Fallas that are burnt each March 19 will be recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, but also the professions that are responsible for the monuments and year-round complementary activities.
Valencia City Hall began the preliminary procedures to have the Fallas declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011, with the backing of all political parties.
The fire fiestas that are held in more than 90 municipalities in Valencia, Alicante and Castellon have a good chance, sources said, although the UNESCO panel might decide that pollution from the burning monuments is a drawback.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.