La Feria de Abril de Sevilla

La Feria de Abril de Sevilla
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26 Apr 20202 May 2020Traditional Festival
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Feria de Abril de Sevilla (The Seville Fair) is a festival which begins two weeks after the Easter Holy Week in Spain. This is a week of serious dancing, drinking, and eating.

La Feria de Abril de Sevilla 2020

The Fair dates back to 1847 when it was organized as a livestock fair. Later, during the 1920s, the fair reached its peak and became the spectacular event that it is today.

The Main Gate (Pescaíto)

Pesciato - Main Gate 2018
The Feria de Abril takes place at the real de la Feria, which is an area of 24 blocks, located between Los Remedios and Tablada. The main gate is unique each year, and its construction starts several months in advance and takes a few weeks to clear the place after the end of the Feria.

Feria de Abril Seville - Alumbrao 2018
La noche del pescaíto is the night when the April Fair celebrations start. The lights of Portada (the main gate) are turned on and people gather in front of it to watch the event and then they go to the casetas to have dinner and have some fun.

April Fair Horseback Parade
Tuesday is the first official day of the festival when there are horseback parades through the fairground, with a lot of finely dressed “Sevillanas”.

La Feria de Abril Casetas

The area where the Feria takes place, covers 1.2 square kilometers, including the amusement park. The casetas are canvas tent pavilions arranged along 12 streets in this area.

Sevilla Fair Casetas
There are over 1000 casetas during the April Fair in Seville each year. Most of these casetas belongs to eminent local families, businesses, clubs, and political parties. Most of them are private and open exclusively to members and their own guests.

However, there are seven casetas which are open to the public. There is the “caseta muncipal” and one public tent for each of six districts of Seville.

April Fair Traditional Costumes

During the April Fair, men and women are dressed up nicely, ideally, they would wear traditional clothing.

Traje corto
Traje corto  is a traditional costume for men during the Fair. These include tight trousers and boots, together with a traditional short jacket. The men also traditionally wear hats or sombreros.

Sexy Dress Girl
Traditional costumes for women are flamenco-style dresses (trajes de flamenca) or the “faralaes”.

Bullfight Events during the Fair

Every evening some of the year’s top bullfights take place at the historic Plaza de Toros. Tickets for these events are often sold a few months in advance.

Bullfight April Fair
The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla is the oldest bullring in Spain and is considered the home of bullfighting.

Video: La Feria de Abril de Sevilla 2019