5 Sure Signs of Spring in Valencia
1. The smell of Azahar
Valencia is named as the Orange Blossom Coast (Costa del Azahar). Every year you can literally smell spring in the air. These small white flowers on the orange trees are called Azahar and as they bloom during spring time you cannot mistake the smell that lingers all around the campo. Not only they look pretty, they also smell amazing!
2. Almond Blossoms
I took this photo while I was out on my run last weekend. This time the of year is great for outdoor activities, with comfortable temperatures early in the morning and warm throughout the day. It’s definitely my favourite season of the year.
3. Cooking in the streets
With the approach of the Fallas festival, most towns in the Valencian region will organise their own fiesta to show off their ninots. This includes many residents cooking paella on the streets.
4. Kids with Fireworks
The time of year where my anxiety level is at its peak! During the month of March, it’s normal to be frightened to death by fireworks more so if you have kids who like to set them off!! During the lead up to the festival kids and adults throw bangers, smoke bombs on the streets, making as much noise as possible!
5. Fallas Festival
Ahhhhhh….. the smell of gun powder in the air means spring has finally arrived in Valencia! The towns and cities celebrate the Fallas by letting off the most amazing fireworks for two weeks and burning effigies of gigantic ninots to mark the end of winter.