• Short Summary

    All the buroughs of Alicante round its small bay rival this year to enhance the typical festivity denominated of "St.

  • Description

    All the buroughs of Alicante round its small bay rival this year to enhance the typical festivity denominated of "St. John's Bonfires".

    An evocation of the past with lively versions of different episodes of the city's history.

    Among the "fallas", first prize was awarded to that of the borough of Benalua which depicts motion picture and folkloric topics with a graceful irony which always characterizes all such popular retables.

    The unrest and excesses of life today are ridiculed ...

    The shooting from the top of the Castle of Saint Barbara of the gigantic fire palm-tree is the sign for the "crema" or burning of the bonfires which is simultaneously started in all districts.

    In a short time the flames destroy the short-lived monuments which have been the object of amusement and diversion of the people during the festivities of St. John.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5LK14OLBA08E35613WEHD16TV
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LK14OLBA08E35613WEHD16TV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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