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Vall de Boí Fallas 2020 CANCELED DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

2020 CANCELED DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

The first descent of the fallas season is Durro, with the Sant Quirc festival, in mid-June. On the night of Sant Joan they get off in Boí and at the beginning of July they run in Barruera, then in Erill la Vall and the last ones are in Taüll, in mid-July.

Before running the fallas, the "lighthouses" will have been prepared, with upright trees in a high area and far from the town that will light up the day of the descent forming a large bonfire and from where the fallaires will descend, burning their fault to start the descent towards the town.

It is essential to carry a falla, which is made before the party, with pine wood that has tea, attached to an ash or hazelnut stick with wires and torch tips.

The night of the descent of the fallas you go up to the "lighthouse" at nightfall. Before going down the group of fallaires snack next to the lighthouse, not yet lit.

At the end of the snack and at the scheduled time, the "lighthouse" lights up and then the faults, and it begins to descend, walking the first pending section and then begins to run until it reaches the town. There the musicians play the tune of the fallas, walk the streets and finally launch themselves into a bonfire.