The Seville Spring Fair marks the opening of the Spanish summer fair season and the annual round of bullfights, celebrations -- and the invasion of some 25 million tourists.
The Seville Spring Fair marks the opening of the Spanish summer fair season and the annual round of bullfights, celebrations -- and the invasion of some 25 million tourists. The fair is a yearly celebration of the Andelusian high society and it's held in a city of tents, or "casetaa" on the outskirts or Seville. The events were well under way on tuesday (18 April). But there are problems -- the land upon which the tent city is placed is urgently needed by the city of Seville for reconstruction.
But for his year, at least, the landed gentry from the vast estates in Andalusia, can enjoy their week-long round of processions, parading and sherry-drinking. The Seville Fair follows closely upon the more somber Easter processions. It was originally a horse and cattle trading fair, but it's since become one of Spain's most colorful traditional events.
SYNOPSIS: The summer season comes to Spain with the Seville Spring Fair. Set in a city of tents, called "casetas", the week-long event marks the start of Spain's long summer round of fairs with bullfights, celebrations, wine and some 25 million tourists. By Monday, the events at Seville were well under way.
The Seville Fair is not without its problems, though. The land occupied by the tent city is required by the authorities of the overcrowded city of Seville of reconstruction. But for this year, at least, the landed gentry of the area can freely partake of the festivities.
And there are plenty of things to attract people. Many of those who regularly visit the Seville Fair are members of the Spanish landed gentry, often from the vast estates of Andalusia.
During the fair, people can enjoy a week of parading in carriages and on fine hour???, sherry drinking and dancing through the night.
There's also plenty of traditional Spanish music and dancing.
The fair was once for the trading of horses and cattle, but it's since become one of Spain's most colorful traditional events.