Monday, May 8, 2017

Feria de Abril in Seville

Feria de Abril
Feria de Abril is a festival celebrated in Sevilla one or two weeks after semana santa. This year I had a chance to attend for one day. The festival takes place for one week. As the festival has grown so big the area is like a neighborhood with streets names and numbers. The area is full of tents called "casetas" which belong to different kind of organisations. If you want to have an access to them you need to know someone to get invited. There are also several public tents which you can enter without invitation. you can enjoy the festival without invitation but knowing people from tents gives you definitely better chance to enjoy more.

The festival has its own atmosphere as most of the women are dressed up in a traditional dress of gypsies and men are wearing suits. Then there are the numerous horse carriages which people are using for transportation. The odor of horse shit is very noticeable and you also better watch your step. I have seen festivals having high prices but I was happily surprised that one small beer in a public tent cost only one euro. You can see people of all ages and you can see on the dance floor the same time teenagers and elder people.