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La Magdalena:

A friend and I took the train to Castellón, a town just past Valencia where some other Fulbright ETAs are teaching, for their version of the Valencian Community’s essential “Set Everything On Fire Spring Festivals.” In Valencia it is huge and is called Fallas (also this month), in Alicante it is Hogueras (in late June) and in Castellón it is La Magdalena

We were there for the beginning of the festival, for a parade, fireworks, and best of all… well-dressed young children running amok with firecrackers in every plaza.

(I don’t know if we’ve recovered yet.)

 

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