Sevillanas, rebujito, churros con chocolate… An extraordinary show of folklore is taking place in Seville this week. April’s Fair brings together the most traditional elements from the south of Spain. The women from Seville traditionally dress up in their typical flamenco dancer outfits and the men in their country clothing. Be prepared to see locals, including children, mastering sevillanas, the style of music and dance of Seville and its region!
As a little ephemeral city, its streets are filled with over a thousand huts decorated with flowers, paper lanterns and little flags. With a bar and a dance floor, most of them belong to families, groups of friends or associations, so you may have to know someone to access certain areas. Then be sure your dish or glass will not remain empty for your whole stay there! If you do not know anyone, do not worry: there are some other booths, pubs and stands with typical food and drinks. You should try tapas like fried fish, candies, e.g. cream puffs and rebujito, made with sherry and a lemon-lime soda.
Mid-morning is the time to see the horse parade, with colourful carriages and both horsemen and women showing off their skills. In the afternoon, it is customary to see a bullfight. Later on, you can see attractions, songs and dancing under the fairground’s lights until the early morning!
Do you know why people started to celebrate April’s Fair? Check out this video to find out!
Written by Víctor Mir – Robert Schuman Communications’ Trainee at TermCoord. Víctor, who hails from Spain, studied in a German School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting, a University-specific degree in Linguistic Mediation and a Master’s degree in Edition, Production and New Journalistic Technologies
- Spain’s official tourism portal. Feria de Abril. Available at bit.ly/1aC3PBV (accesed on 18/04/2018)