Every year when April and May roll around, I can’t help but wish I was in Spain. My favorite time of the year to be in Spain is during La Feria de Sevilla or San Lucar. (I do want to say that I have yet to spend a Christmas in Spain. When I do, it may change my opinion 🙂
In Sevilla the fair is a week long celebration filled with flamenco dancing, eating, and drinking rebujitos. Within the fair, casetas (tents) line the streets and are filled with people in celebration. Each caseta is owned by a business, family, or a community of people that pay a fee throughout the year. You must be associated in some way or be invited in order to enter a caseta.
What I love about Sevilla during this time is that the entire city shines in the light of the fair. People are dancing, singing and absolutely aglow for the pride they have for their city. The pride of Sevilla is worn on every woman’s face as she walks down the streets in her fancy flamenco attire; Dresses adorned with flowers and polka dots while wearing shiny plastic necklaces, bracelets and earrings. It makes no difference if a woman is attending the fair, she still wears her ensemble on her morning outings.
Sevilla, Ay Sevilla! There is no way to explain it besides showing some pictures of my time at the fair in 2007. Hopefully, I’ll have more to share in the coming years 🙂