May 5, 2019 – May 12, 2019
Amongst all the fascinating Spanish festivals, the April Fair of Seville is one event that would definitely make you fall in love with the country’s culture. This weeklong fair begins with the traditional lighting of the entrance to the fairgrounds at midnight and is a colourful extravaganza of flamenco, horses and sherry.
Though it began as a humble livestock fair, the Feria is now a place to see and be seen, with costumed men and women in Flamenco dresses riding in horse-drawn carriages among the casetas, or tents. During the day, the Feria is a wholesome family affair, with children enjoying the fair rides and families sitting down for long, leisurely meals inside their casetas as traditional music fills the air. At night, however, the event turns practically hedonistic, with free-flowing alcohol and parties raging long after the sun has gone down.
And yes, the event is held indeed in May, although you would think it to be 1 month earlier …