Moses Sculpture Burnt Down In Valencia's Las Fallas Festival

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Zohaib Ahmed
The annual festival of Fire, more commonly known as "Las Fallas," ended in Valencia, Spain on Thursday.

The annual festival of Fire, more commonly known as "Las Fallas," ended in Valencia, Spain on Thursday.

The final day of the five-day celebrations is famous for the fireworks in which giant sculptures made of paper-mache are set ablaze to honor the memory of Saint Joseph.

The main attraction at the festival this year was a Moses sculpture that took workers a whole year to design and build. On Day 5 though, the said sculpture was set on fire and burnt, as part of the celebrations.

It is believed that this tradition originated from a pagan festival, but Valencians gave it their own spin by burning figurines of famous people made from accumulated waste, with the point being to say goodbye to winter and welcome the arrival of the spring season.

A compilation of some of the best Las Fallas moments from this year's edition can be seen down below:

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