Flaws: why some love them and others hate them

The fallas are the most important festivals in Valencia. It is true that they arouse passions, but it is also true that part of the population hates them. Why do they raise such side effects? Are there psychological factors involved?

Why do failures polarize society?

We assume that in Valencia there are slaughterers (those who belong to a “falla”, usually in their neighborhood) and not slaughterers, although you can experience these festivities from both groups. In general, slaughterers tend to be more devoted to these festivities. In that case, the feeling of belonging to a group plays a very important role.

These are usually people who belong to this group since childhood, who spend many moments of celebration with them, so it makes perfect psychological sense to report going to the “fault” or “casal” (place meeting) with moments of joy.

In addition, representing a group, a sector or a neighborhood generates pride and promotes this feeling of belonging to the group we are talking about, and it satisfies the social need.

On the other hand, these are parties that stand out for noise, music, being in the street … that is to say with elements of joy and celebration. However, as we said, there are people who don’t like them and come to hate them. This can be due to several reasons: not feeling included in a group, not belonging to a fault or that the friends they have do and that for some of these reasons they feel alone and alone, etc.

People who don’t like noise are also often averse to parties. In this way, another important factor is the phobia of firecrackers (Usually loud and sudden noises), known as PHONOPHOBIA, in the treatment of which we specialize in psychologists Mariva and which also affects the children of the house.

closing cycles

One thing that also catches the eye, especially for people who don’t know this vacation in depth, is that the monuments are burned. However, this is something that makes this vacation more special, and the psychological factor involved is ending one cycle and starting another.

In fact, if you think about it, it is something that we see in various rituals specific to the human being (As on New Year’s Eve or other cultural festivals) and which serves to try to complete one stage and start another, to which is added the factor of fire, which for many years has been understood as in the form of purifying, of burning what we consider negative, and starting from scratch.

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