By Sarah Keane • 24 February 2021 • 18:11
Firecrackers Banned During Costa Blanca’s Traditional Fallas Week
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FIRECRACKERS banned during the Costa Blanca’s traditional Fallas week in Spain
The Fallas festival is a traditional celebration held in Valencia every March in honour of Saint Joseph and is commemorated every year with a huge fireworks display, as well as countless smaller shows created by youngsters setting off firecrackers in the streets. However, as all large-scale events are currently suspended because of coronavirus restrictions, the Councillor for Festive Culture of the Valencia City Council, Carlos Galian, has reiterated on Wednesday, February 24 when speaking with d’À Punt that “these will not be normal times, as we know them”.
Mr Galian added that in general, the Valencian noise pollution law prohibits firecrackers, a rule which is usually ignored during Fallas week but which will be enforced this year. The Councillor said that the budget usually spend on pyrotechnics for this event will be saved and used when such street festivals are allowed to go ahead once again.
“Everyone wants to celebrate the Fallas in 2021,” he said, “but it does not only depend on the decision of the City Council, but on vaccinations and the evolution of the pandemic.”
Meanwhile, the president of the Valencian government, Ximo Puig, has announced his intention to implement mobility restrictions over the Easter holiday to discourage travel between the different municipalities.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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