Las Fallas is a spectacular celebration in Valencia, Spain.

Neighborhood organizations called Casal Faller commission teams of artists to work year-round constructing huge, temporary monuments made of styrofoam, wax, wood and cardboard called Fallas that are assembled in the city squares and streets, each with its comic themes and social commentary. Around midnight on the last night of the festival, each Falla is burned. This bonfire celebration is called La Cremà

It's believed that the festival started in the Middle Ages when carpenters would burn the wood planks they used to hold their candles in their workshops during the winter as a celebration of the coming spring. People then began dressing the wood planks with clothing with recognizable features of local politicians or well-known citizens.

Later, these celebrations were connected to the festival of Saint Joseph by the Catholic church. Now an important part of the festival is L'Ofrena de flors where each Casal Faller marches in processions to offer flowers used to decorate the dress of a stories-tall statue of Holy Mary.