JUST two weeks after sombre Semana Santa the streets of Sevilla explode with music, dancing and colour.
Sevilla’s week-long feria sees daily bullfights, parades of horses and carriages, and some serious eating, drinking and socialising.
But going against tradition, Sevilla’s fabled Feria de Abril (April Fair) had to be held in May this year due to the late Easter.
Sevilla-based photographer Manny Rocca told the Olive Press: “This year’s feria is the latest in May that it’s ever been.
“It makes it very difficult because it’s so hot, and the locals don’t like it because it breaks with tradition.”
But even so the feria – which dates back to 1846 – was as successful as ever, with the Calle del Infierno (Hell Street) crammed with colourfully-costumed partygoers.
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