Fallas

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Fallas(
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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (holiday)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. Fallas
Cuando estuve en las Fallas de Valencia asistí a la mascletá, donde se queman miles de petardos.When I went to Fallas in Valencia I attended the "mascletá", where thousands of firecrackers are burnt.
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Fallas
Valencian celebration of the feast of St Joseph
In the week of 19 March (the feast of San José), Valencia honours its patron saint with a spectacular fiesta called las Fallas. Fallas is the name given to the huge papier-mâché, cardboard and wooden sculptures depicting politicians and other well-known public figures which, amidst a deafening display of fireworks, are put on bonfires and set alight by members of competing groups, or falleros, who will have spent the previous year creating and building them. Only the sculpture which is voted best escapes the flames.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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