Since in 1929 fallas began to be planted in Elda, the Eldense fire festival netherlands phone number free was celebrated in the last days of June, following the bonfires in Alicante, in honor of Saint John the Evangelist. In Elda the fallas were burned on June 29 of each year, being placed, as of 1949 , under the protection of Saint Peter, the apostle . Image that was kept in the parish church of Santa and that, every year, was procession by the falleros dressed in their best clothes. netherlands phone number free The decades of the 50s, 60s and early 70s saw how the Fallas de Elda, with some ups and downs, grew and gained in popularity and in the number of monuments planted. However, the 1973 festivities were marked by a tragic event, which, as a premonitory milestone, marked a before and after in the evolution of the Eldenses fallas.