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Fallas 2010: The Nit de Foc

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The Night of Fire is one of the most eagerly anticipated events during Fallas. Thousands of people gather around the Paseo de la Alameda at the ungodly hour of 1:30am on March 18th to see some of the best fireworks in the world.

At least, usually they are. We weren’t terribly impressed with the Nit de Foc this year, but it might have just been the cool weather or general exhaustion.

As always, the true adventure starts after the fireworks show, during the walk home. There are so many people on the street, and with drunk kids shooting off firecrackers from the river bed, getting home can be a somewhat scary experience.

Did you see this year’s Nit de Foc? If so, what did you think?

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Nit del Foc: Fallas 2009

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The Nit de Foc (Night of Fire) spectacular in the Turia riverbed is probably the year’s most anticipated fireworks show in Valencia.

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The show was the work of the company Ricardo Caballer, who’ve been operating since 1888 and were also in charge of Fallas’ final mascletà. They must be the most important pyrotechnic company in the region.

Over 4000 kilograms of gunpowder was used in a show that lasted over 20 minutes, and consisted of one highlight on top of another. According to the newspapers, over 500,000 people showed up to watch the fireworks, which started at 1:30 in the morning. That’s over half a million… difficult to believe. I would doubt that a single one left disappointed.

Silvester Feuerwerk

More Nit de Foc pictures:

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