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Take part in the battle of the flowers at the Gran Fira de Valenciain Valencia, Spain

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Get in the rain of carnations in Valencia and collect an arsenal of the scattered flowers.
How to take part in the battle of the flowers at the Gran Fira de Valencia in Valencia
The large-scale fair Gran Fira de Valencia lasts all July, where you can buy gastronomic delicacies and handicrafts of local masters. But the main event of the July Fair is the Battle of the Flowers (Batalla de Flores de Valencia).

Flower battle, Valencia

Watch, how on the carpet from orange-red carnations a sequence of platforms moves. Each is decorated with flowers in a way of storutelling to the audience. Women from the platforms throw down the daisies and carnations. The crowd dances in the flower rain, and then comes into a duel with each other, using, perhaps, the most fragrant and harmless weapon.

Batalla de Flores de Valencia
Photo: Batalla de Flores de Valencia

How to do?

1. Flower battle is usually held on the last Sunday and starts at 8 p.m. on Paseo de La Alameda.
2. After the big Valencian fair, come to the place of the procession of thematic platforms and wait till the flower rain starts pouring from the sky. From now the Batalla de Flores de Valencia is begun.

When to do?

Annually on last Sunday of July. In 2017, th Batalla de Flores de Valencia will be held on July,30 at 8 p.m.

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