What is the Seville Fair like? It’s a photographer’s paradise! Picture a very large fair in which nearly every woman is wearing a traditional and colorful Flamenco dress, and men wear a spring suit. The wealthiest people enter the Fair on a luxury horse carriage, and everyone parties all night long.
Every year, dress style at the Seville fair changes with new colors, patterns and cuts. Women and men take very seriously the event and make sure they wear the latest and best they can afford. Some strict guidelines apply: no sunglasses are allowed when wearing the traditional dress.
The Seville Fair (“Feria de Sevilla” or “Feria de Abril”) starts on a Saturday, two weeks after catholic Holy Week, and runs to the following Sunday night. The entrance gate to the Seville Fair is designed and rebuilt every year and the “alumbrado,” its lighting Monday midnight, signals the official opening of the Fair. The first Sunday is called Children’s Day and families enjoy the amusement Park, called “Calle del Infierno” (Hell’s Street).
On Tuesday, the Seville society meets at private parties at one of the over 1000 tents, the “casetas” where they feast on Spanish “tapas” and drink abundant Manzanilla wine or its refreshing cocktail rebujito.
This is my last post on Seville. If you want to see my previous posts click in the following links:
All my Seville pictures are in a photo gallery in my Photoshelter website:
I made most of my photos on Tuesday. Weather was nice and light was perfect. The light color of the sand and the colorful tents and decorations complimented perfectly the subjects. If you plan on visiting the “Feria de Abril” let me know and I will share the tips I learned!