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Today I wandered on over to the beach to see the Grand Mascletà Napolitana. They were a combination of the regular fireworks (you’d expect to see in the U.S.) and ones that created big puffs of smoke. There were a lot of people there and I found a space near the front and center, where the Fallas queens and their court were. The show lasted for 20 or so minutes and the grand finale was eardrum-busting.

Now that the Fallas celebration is beginning to get into full swing, firecrackers can be heard throughout the day. And with the daily Mascletà (sound fireworks) at 2 o’clock in the afternoon in the city center, the city sounds like it’s under siege.

Here are some photos from today’s beach fireworks. I’m working on a video to upload soon.

Grand Mascletà Napolitana

Grand Mascletà Napolitana

Grand Mascletà Napolitana

Grand Mascletà Napolitana

Grand Mascletà Napolitana

Grand Mascletà Napolitana

Grand Mascletà Napolitana

Grand Mascletà Napolitana

Valencian Children Aren't Afraid
Young Valencian children aren’t afraid of fireworks

Grand Mascletà Napolitana
The guys that made it all happen. The pyrotechnicians are Valencia’s heros for the month of March.

Grand Mascletà Napolitana

Grand Mascletà Napolitana
Fallas queens and court leaving

Dancing after the Grand Mascletà Napolitana

Grand Mascletà Napolitana
Chilling out after the Mascletà

Grand Mascletà Napolitana
Hey, nice mascletà, huh?

Grand Mascletà Napolitana
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Written by Jeff

March 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Posted in Fallas, Spain, Valencia

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