Association of Fallaires i Pubilles de la Pobla de Segur
The presence of torches in the Pyrenees is as millenary as the instinctive attraction we feel for flames since prehistory. In La Pobla, the descent of torches has been celebrated on 17th of June since the 1950s. In the afternoon, the fallaires, carrying their falla (torch), walk up to Santa Magdalena mountain. At nightfall, they light their torch and start the descent while the maids and the villagers parade to the foot of the mountain to welcome them. Once the fallaires arrive down the mountain with their burning torches, the couples come together again and walk to the old town to make an offering to the Virgin of Ribera and dance sardana around the bonfire that is crackling in the middle of the square.