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Jalance Day of Fools
28 December
Jalanca, Valencia
 On December 28, the day of the Holy Innocents, will be held at the Jalance \ "Feast of Fools \", the party that is a written record of their existence at the beginning of the seventeenth century through the parish books, although because of the supposed previous boom and the importance then.   As we begin the day appointing a mayor among Fools, these are represented by the "Fifth" so called because it was composed of those who formerly were called up this year to do military service are now young people who meet 18 years and the tradition is still kept.  The feast begins early making noise on the streets of the village, then go to the town hall where he delivers hands of the mayor of Jalance, \ "stick command \" of the people, and this will be ruled by them for 24 hours.  The crazy out into the streets, accompanied by members of the Music Band all adorned with schemes clothing and face \ "pintarrajeada \", knocking on the doors of houses to ask for contributions to the party, climb on balconies to draw dancing to women, do people go to bars to the street, to stop cars to get off the occupants and making them dance with anyone, we face paint… das money and if they do anything they ask . This festival is living on the streets throughout the day well into the night where it continues with a verbena and these continue to make theirs.

City Hall Jalance
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 10 Town Hall Square, 10
Tlf. Tel. 96 189 60 11 96 189 60 11
46624 Valencia 46624 Valencia

Información turística comarcal County Tourist Information
www.elvalledeayoracofrentes.com Www.elvalledeayoracofrentes.com

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Calle Industria,11 46624 JALANCE 11 46624 JALANCE
Teléfono:961897171 / Fax:962196451
 Phone: 961897171 / Fax: 962196451

Music and enfarinats on December 28th

Ibi celebrates its unique Winter Festival. December 28th is a special day, with the celebration of the Día dels Enfarinats, one of the most important festivities related to the Holy Innocents' Day - Spain's equivalent of April Fool's Day. The flour battle, which takes place amidst a carnavalesque and satirical atmosphere, represents the struggle between the authorities and the opposition.

Els enfarinats is a group of 14 public elected officers (amongst them the mayor and other public servants, such as the judge, the bailiff, etc.). The opposition, wearing back top hats, tries to take power away from the elected officers. A flour battle ensues, in which both parties throw flower at each other while fireworks explode. Els enfarinats is a spectacular explosion of noise, fun and tradition.

Jalance, located in the Ayora-Cofrentes valley, also celebrates its Holy Innocents' Day with a special tradition: la Fiesta de los Locos. Filled with pagan symbolism, the festivity traces its origins back to the 17th century. Youngsters dressed with eccentric clothes and flashy makeup become the power holders in the town for a few hours, as brass bands take to the streets filling the air with music.

The baile de los locos ("the mad people dance") takes place that same night, a night in which almost anything is allowed and picaresque and music take center stage. Come to Jalance and... join the craze!

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