There are many traditions, festivals and customs that are preserved in Pallars Sobirà , and summer is when this region acquires its greatest splendor thanks to traditional festivals such as the Fallas de Isil. With the arrival of summer, people seek to do activities and have fun outdoors enjoying the good weather, and without a doubt enjoying the Isil faults can become an experience that will undoubtedly not leave you indifferent.
The fallas of Isil are one of the festivals, one of the most ancient customs of Pallars Sobirà, where the main protagonist is fire. Currently there are few towns in the area that still preserve the tradition of the descent of the fallas, and in Pallars Sobirà you can enjoy these festivities in a very unique way. In the beautiful and coquettish town of Isil, one of the most charming towns in the Vall d'Àneu, when the time comes to celebrate this tradition, all the locals get down to work to get the preparations ready, and that is This popular festival is one of the most traditional and renowned festivals in the place.
When the night of the descent of the fallas arrives, the locals, after dark, go up to the 'lighthouse'. Later this 'lighthouse' is turned on and that is when the faults begin to descend, guided by the older boy. The first section of the slope is done walking and then running until you reach the town. Once in the town, the falleros go to every corner to purify it and ward off evil spirits. The falleros are received with music and the sound of bells. With those fallas that are half consumed, a great bonfire will be made and the great party will begin.
Although Isil is where the most famous fallas of the place take place, it is noteworthy to mention that many other towns in Pallars Sobirà as well as in the surrounding area also hold a festival very similar to the one held in Isil, although each town has its own particularities when it comes to celebrating their failures. Undoubtedly, this formidable festival is an incentive to keep the tradition of the place alive, in addition to being considered a great boost in tourism for this region. Music, dance, fun, gastronomy, and above all, the magic of fire. The failures of Isil are celebrated on June 23, as is the population of Alins.
Other fallas that take place in the Lleida region on June 23 are hosted by towns such as Boí, Pont de Suert, Vilaller or Casós, all of them towns located in Alta Ribagorça. Spread over the months of June and July there are other fallas carried out in the towns of Durro, Senet, Llesp, Barruera, Erill la Vall or Taüll. It should be noted that since 2009 the Falleros Meeting has been held, a meeting that was promoted by the population of Isil, and in which it has already been held twice.
Undoubtedly, the failures of Isil, or those of any other town in the region, are worth seeing, a festival, a tradition that cannot remain untouched. In this lively and at the same time endearing party, all the villagers will welcome you with open arms, a party that will not leave anyone indifferent.
Editorial Hotel Les Brases.
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