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„Fallera No4“

from the gallery of IRINA SITSKAYA VEREMCHUK

The Falles is a Valencian traditional celebration in praise of Saint Joseph in Valencia, Spain.
Falleras wear a traditional outfit (usually handed down through the family). A new outfit can cost up to and beyond €6,000. There is a whole industry manufacturing the intricate and beautiful fabrics and producing all the accessories, not to mention the specialist hairdressers who have to perfect the hair every day, attaching matching pieces and all the jewellery. Each fallera belongs to a ̈casal ̈ and each Casal chooses its Fallera Mayor (aged over 14) and the Fallera Mayor Infantil (under 14). It's a huge honour and not necessary based on beauty, they represent their casal by performing many duties all year so have to be available and confident to perform their tasks.

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