JUST two weeks after Sevilla’s sombre Semana Santa processions, millions of people in the Andalucian capital are gearing up for the biggest feria in Spain.

The Sevilla spring feria takes place from May 5 to 10, in a huge area in Los Remedios to the south-west of the city.

In complete contrast to Semana Santa, this is a week of eating, drinking and dancing throughout the night and into the next day.

Women wear extravagant flamenco dresses, while the men come clad in the traditional ‘traje corto’ – a short, fitted suit and wide hat.

There are gigantic tents, daily bullfights and hundreds of rich Sevillanos parading around on horseback or in carriages.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Hola,
    Having lived in Sevilla in 1961 and part of 1962, I had the pleasure of attending April Fair in Seviila. The energy, the costumes, the horses, the foods and events can only be experienced by actually being there. Thanks for the reminder of those days many years ago. Some times I think of my self as being a Sevillana even if I am not.

    Gracias,

    Virginia La Brie

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