Double Vertical Mascleta - First Fireworks Of Fallas 2018

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For 91 Days @for91daysFebruary 2018 · 2 min read

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So it has begun - the first of many fireworks displays of the Fallas Festival 2018 was on display last night. And a special one it was. Set up by Ricardo Caballer one of many famous pyrotechnics from Valencia. But he's probably the most famous one. Here in Valencia the people who set up the fireworks are celebrated like super heroes. And for this double vertical Mascleta he should have received the Oscar of Fireworks. It made our jaws drop and they still dangle one the ground. Here is just a short GIF highlighting one of the double vertical parts of the Mascleta.

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Yes you're seeing this right. It reminded us a bit of the Sky Ladder by the pyro artist Cai Guo-qiang. This wasn't as high up but definitely as impressive in different ways. But now enjoy the video of last nights firework display... after that we talk a bit more about Mascletas:

Skip to minute 5:40 if you want to see the good stuff right away!

But what is a Mascleta? Well traditionally it's a daytime firework where the visible elements are only secondary. The main part to say it blunt is the noise but for Mascleta aficionados it's equally listening to a symphony. We count ourselves to the the second group. We've easily seen over a hundred of these daytime fireworks and we're not that easy to impress. But last night we were.

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And by the time Fallas 2018 has come to an end we've seen at least 23 more. If you would like to read more about the Valencian Mascleta read all about it on our Valencia Blog via the link.

Stay tuned for many more Fallas posts, if you don't want to miss them feel free to follow us and an upvote and resteem wouldn't hurt either.

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A Homage Video to the MASCLETA:

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Woowww, amazing
Nice post


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Amazing!


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This one was very special ... are there sound fireworks in Portugal?


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The most famous I guess are during NYE in Madeira island. I also love the ones during São João (June 23rd to 24th) in Porto, across the river!


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We have to check those out .... sounds amazing!!!


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Preparations for the 3rd world war X>. ??


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When you see the post about La Desperta... that's exactly what you'll think. When we moved to Valencia first we didn't even know about Fallas ...


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I see the last photo you have posted...actually it looks cool.


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I'll explain more about the Desperta later today.


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qberry
Qberry @qberryFebruary 2018

I love fireworks. They always bring back memories of special occasions. And, they are very hard to photograph well. Thanks!


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Thank you ... yes indeed ... the wrong setting and they all turn out blurry :(


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I just realize the reason why they are celebrated like superheroes Their job is simply great!!


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After the fireworks, especially the Mascletas ... people run to congratulate them.. So awesome. And they get hired around the world to set up fireworks.


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Now I realize the reason why they learnt to how make "sky ladder" fireworks because I have never seen something like that before


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The fireworks look quite crazy! Also, never heard of daytime fireworks.


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Thy're insane ... if you like this is a homage video to them:

BUT BE WARNED ... watch the volume, it's very loud :) .. they cause little mini earthquakes because they're so strong!!!


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joville
joville @jovilleFebruary 2018

Spectacular fireworks @for91days !
I love firework watching, so every new years eve we always go to Poniente beach of Benidorm (nearest fireworks event to us) to watch the new years eve countdown 🎆💥

Enjoy the Fallas
¡que tengas un buen día!


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They finally doing Fallas fireworks in Valencia as well for NYE ... when we first moved here it was just bells and grapes :) That firework sound great .... at the beach!!!


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joville
joville @jovilleFebruary 2018

Yah, it's fascinating when the fireworks reflects on the water. Benidorm festival (every November) is more special than their new year's countdown though.

Best part starts @ part 9:45 :


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