Associació d'Estudis Fallers (ADEF)


Contact: +34 608 267549
Postal address: C/ Creu 1 46003 Valencia
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Spain

URL: https://www.estudisfallers.org

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The objective of the organization is mainly the study of the Fallas Festival, an urban festival celebrated in Valencia and others cities in the region. Linked to the European Carnival festivities, it features elements of popular satire, festive soci

The activities of the association all aim to safeguard the tangible and intangible heritage of the festival of Las Fallas, and to use it as an example of a popular celebration. It is widely disseminated and has strong implications in terms of social

Year of creation: 1990

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

Relevant projects and initiatives

Nearly every project that the Associació d’Estudis Fallers developscontributes to the 2003 convention since Fallas and other festivities are always considered as intangible cultural heritage in that they promote its values and offer the communities the
perspective of safeguarding their intangible cultural heritage as an integral part of their identity. The association has had the chance to introduce Fallas festivities into the exhibition programs of several museums and has organized exhibits exploring the cultural aspects and the values of Fallas.