Over the past decade, demographic and cultural changes in the city of València have led to the emergence of new festivities and to the adaptation and import of others. Among the former is the Foguera de Velluters (Velluters Bonfire) held in January at Plaça del Pilar (Velluters district), a festive celebration that commemorates the 1856 revolt of silk labourers (“velluters”), who demanded higher wages. The event is now an opportunity to ask for improvements in the area. The LGBT Pride parade, which is held in June, is also relevant. Its floats parade all over the city centre.
Among the latter, we find the Chinese new year celebrations, with a colourful parade that recreates the main elements in Chinese culture or the patron saint festivities of Andean communities, celebrating their diverse national and local identities along the streets of València, with their dances and cultural features.