Valencia's annual Fallas Festival that was postponed from March will be celebrated from 1 to 5 September 2021.
The famous caricature sculptures are already being taken out of storage by trucks and being put on display around the city with the help of cranes.
The city council and festival organisers have agreed on special health measures to ensure the popular celebration can go ahead, while minimising risks as the number of COVID cases in the region continue to fall.
The biggest public events won't go ahead in city hall square or the river bed gardens as would normally be the case. In order to reduce crowd sizes, smaller events will be held instead with limits on capacity, mandatory face masks at all gatherings.
There will still be plenty for visitors to see and do with the amazing "monument" sculptures on show around the city, the ofrenda flowers on display in the Plaza de la Virgen, and special markets and food stalls open in the city's streets.
The traditional mascletà fire cracker celebrations and cremà burning of the sculptures will be held at different points and times around the city and will have restricted access. It is not yet clear if or how the general public will be able to attend those, but we will post more news here as soon as we have it.
Photos courtesy of Junta Central Fallera.