Hundreds of monuments and ninots have burned tonight in San José in the streets of Valencia (and the Fallas towns of the metropolitan area) as the culmination of massive Fallas that have filled the streets with Valencians and visitors. With the new schedule already consolidated, the fireworks and the castles have set fire to the children's faults at 8:00 p.m. and then (at 10:00 p.m.) continue with the great monuments.
All this, while thousands of people rushed the last firecrackers, ate the last fritters and resisted saying goodbye to some failures that have fully recovered normality after the pandemic. This Monday, the city will recover (not without difficulty) its routine, the children will go back to school and the tents will gradually be dismantled.
After the celebration of the Cabalagata del Foc (one of the last events on the Fallas agenda), up to a total of 400 troops, including 280 firefighters, have controlled the 250 most risky Fallas due to their size and location in a Cremà that The curtain has been lowered on several days of events, parties and a certain debauchery.
In statements to the media at the mascletà, the mayor of Valencia, Joan Ribó, acknowledged that the large influx of people this year to the Fallas has generated problems in some specific places due to lack of cleanliness or urinals, despite the fact that According to what he assured, "a great effort has been made in terms of cleanliness."
After attending the last mascletà of this Fallas cycle, Ribó highlighted that the Valencians have been able to spread their "desire for Fallas to the entire environment and to all of Spain". "We are in a city where walking is beginning to be difficult due to the amount of people," she stated, while pointing out that despite the large influx "they have been super-quiet Fallas."
The President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, also took stock from the balcony of the Town Hall, stressing that "harmony" and "coexistence" have prevailed this year in massive failures, and thanked the role of civil society that articulates them to offer "something extraordinary".
The president also referred to the publication on the cover of The Economist of the Fallas de València as an "impressive" and "international" fact, which has not only concentrated a large number of people but above all "talent, quality and coexistence ".
"Harmony and coexistence is what has prevailed in all the squares of all the cities that celebrate Fallas or the Magdalena de Castelló", highlighted the president, who thanked the security forces for their "enormous work",