La Feria de Sevilla,
or April Fair in Sevilla, has its origins in a cattle fair which took
place as early as the end of the 19th century. In about 1847 the first of many
events which would turn into one of the most famous and visited celebrations in
La Feria begins each year
with the ceremony of the lighting of the main portal to the Fair. They call this
the "ceremonia del alumbrado" or lighting ceremony. Thousands
and thousands of lights are lit around the entrance
The Fair is almost a replica
of the city of Sevilla, with streets of albero (white and yellow colored earth
used in gardens of bull rings), lights, paper lanterns, and the casetas, where
the people of Sevilla and thousands of visitors mix together in the happiest of
diversions: singing, dancing, eating and laughing.
about the April Fair in Sevilla...