Posts Tagged ‘las fallas’

How not to be Blown Up, Deafened or Buried by Flaming Rubble at Spain’s Las Fallas

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, European Bazaar, Festivals, Politics, Religion, Society, Travel

Las Fallas is the Spanish city of Valencia’s biggest and most outrageous festival. It combines art, fire and literally truckloads of explosives, into what can best be described as barely-contained insanity.

It is fun, irreverent, constantly surprising, and also a little bit dangerous. So to make sure you survive, One Small World has put together a crash course survival guide on how to come out of Las Fallas unscathed.

Freaky Festivals – Europe’s Top 10 Strangest Festivals

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in European Bazaar, Festivals, Food, History, Religion, Society, Top List, Travel

Originally published at TheNewDaily.com.au

Bog snorkelling? Hospital bed racing? In 2014 One-Small-World.com goes in search of Europe’s silliest and strangest festivals on a quest to discover why almost every culture loves to court the bizarre.

We humans are an odd bunch at the best of times. Couple that with our love of a party and voila! our own strange tendencies become a cultural occasion.