Spanish town burns massive head sculpture in fiery festival finale

A yearly celebration in the Valencia region of Spain was held yesterday (March 19) called the "Fallas", where idols and sculptures are built and burnt to cinders in a grand finale to the week-long festival.

This particular show caught a large bust of a woman's head being set alight after being packed with firecrackers and fuel in the town of Oliva in southwest Spain.

Some Valencian towns spend a year building Fallas (Monuments) and spend the week of the Fallas celebrations erecting them in a public place.

On the final night of the celebrations the Fallas are stuffed with fireworks and doused in petrol and set alight accompanied along with lively music from the local bands.