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Pyrotechnics in Spain

By Linda Tancs

Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain is a different kind of celebration, ushering in the warmer weather with a fireworks-like display of burning cardboard statues and effigies around town.  Fallas (meaning fires) is a unique pyrotechnic display, bringing this city of about 500,000 inhabitants into a blaze of glory for five days.  The roots of this fiery fiesta are uncertain, but many say that it originated as a Pagan ritual to celebrate the onset of spring.  During the day, there are plenty of parades and bullfights to keep you busy until the smoky haze begins again.

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Winter Festivals

By Linda Tancs

Winter festivals are usually viewed as a celebration of the season and all its wintry accoutrements. But sometimes these events are more about ushering in spring–or just celebrating life. Tune in for a worldwide sampling at Travelrific® Radio.

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