Ofrenda de Flores Image gallery Introduction Schedule and route The Virgin’s statue Origins of the Ofrenda Image gallery FAQs Ofrenda de Flores Image gallery Singular Valencia Wine Tour Utiel Requena Wineries starstarstarstarstar 34 from 170,00€ Cliffs and Old Fishing Trails around Moraira starstarstarstarstar 34 from 200,00€ Valencia Arts and Sciences Segway Tour starstarstarstarstar 27 from 55,00€ Valencia Port Private Segway Tour starstarstarstarstar 24 from 60,00€ VIEW ALL This is Ofrenda de Flores in images. On the two days of the Ofrenda de Flores, hundreds of falleras and falleros parade to Plaza de la Virgen in traditional costumes. Each Falla makes a large flower offering to the Virgin. A large statue of the Virgin patron saint of the city is set up in Plaza de la Virgen. Fallas and their parades are often introduced by flagbearers. The people responsible for putting the flowers on the Virgin’s mantle are called vestidors. The flower floats are often carried by hand by a group of falleros from the same falla. Not all flowers offered decorate the Virgin’s mantle. The flowers and plants brought by the fallas on large floats are set up around the statue as an offering. During the two days of the Ofrenda de Flores, circulation around Plaza de la Virgen becomes incredibly difficult, as almost the whole square is occupied with flowers. All falleras of the city take part in the Ofrenda de Flores to offer their respects to the Virgin. Falleros and falleras of all ages participate in the Ofrenda de Flores. On the first day, the statue of the Virgin is still bare. As the falleras and falleros make their offering, her mantle will be covered in flowers. The flagbearer opens a falla’s procession of falleras and falleros during the Ofrenda de Flores. At the end of the second day, the Virgin’s mantle is completely covered in flowers, revealing its design. You’ll see plenty of families and young children taking part in the Ofrenda de Flores tradition. No matter the weather, the Ofrenda de Flores takes place on the two days preceding the Cremà. The vestidors are volunteers who climb the statue of the Virgin and cover it in flowers according to a pre-established design. Just like the falleras, falleros too have different kinds of traditional clothing. Once the statue of the Virgin is completely covered in flowers, the design on the mantle is revealed. Every year, the design on the mantle is representative of the year just passed. The Ofrenda de Flores is always an emotional event for the falleras and falleros involved. About 17 tonnes of flowers are needed to cover the 50-feet statue of the Virgin. The Ofrenda de Flores is such an important moment for falleras and falleros that many attend the parade with their children and babies. The exact type and shade of flowers required to make the design on the Virgin’s mantle is requested by the vestidors. In 2022, the mantle of the Virgin showed a phoenix, signifying the rebirth of the festival and the city after two years of closure and delays. At the feet of the Virgin’s statue are two angels. Falleras and falleros follow a predetermined route on the occasion of the Ofrenda de Flores. Different groups and falla committees enter Plaça de la Mare de Déu from different points during the Ofrenda de Flores. The Virgin of the Foresaken statue is shown holding baby Jesus. Although the tradition of the statue was only introduced in 1987, the Ofrenda de Flores is a tradition that carries on since 1940. Origins of the Ofrenda FAQs More related activities... E-Scooter Rental for ALL DAY starstarstarstarstar 23 from 40,00€ Valencia Half Day City Highlights (Private Tour) starstarstarstarstar 22 from 220,00€ Wine Tasting Experience with a Professional Sommelier in Valencia City Center starstarstarstarstar 22 from 55,00€ Valencia Private Half Day Bike Tour starstarstarstarstar 21 from 55,00€ VIEW ALL You might also be interested in... Plaza del Ayuntamiento Characterised by its early 20th century buildings, Plaza del Ayuntamiento is one of the most important squares and meeting points in Valencia. Scooter rentals Electric scooters are your go-to option if you would like to move around the city independently, and hassle-free. There are several companies offering this service in Valencia, and with their scooters you will get around quickly and comfortably, stopping any time you want. Local customs in Valencia Shared meals, laughter, and fireworks: the most beloved traditions in Valencia La Crida This is the proclamation of the Fallas’ official beginning: how a city enters three weeks of celebration, colour, noise, and spectacle. Must-see museums in Valencia Art, science, history, crafts, ideas, and anthropology: Valencia has a museum for everything you might think of and a little more. How to get around in Valencia Valencia is the third biggest city in Spain, and it is well worth visiting every corner. To be able to see it all, choose the means of transportation that works best for you.