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Seville is known for its Holy Week and April Fair festivals.
Holy Week (Semana Santa) is observed from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. The April Fair (Fería de Abril) is held two weeks after Semana Santa and carries on for a week.

Seville's Fiestas:
Holy Week
April Fair
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Photo Above - Holy Week is celebrated with religious processions, above robes with conical hats conceal the wearer

To learn about Holy Week and get a few tips on attending go to the Holy Week in Seville article.

Photo Above - Holy Week processions, read the article on Holy Week to learn more

Seville's April Fair - dancing, horses, cattle, and singing.

While the origins of the fair goes back to 1292 AD, it was not until Isabel II renewed its original charter in 1847 that the fair became a staple of Andalusian Life.

Attended by people from all over the world the fair is both a public and private event for the Sevillan people.

Photo Right - richly decorated horses pull the carriages through Seville streets which are full of historical monuments like the tower of Giraldar

Only people with friends or contacts get to enter the private casetas. Sometimes, travelers may feel a little excluded BUT the overwhelming majority love to see the uniqueness of the fair, its colour, costumes, dancing etc. It can be great fun!
Did you know flamenco dresses go out of style? To be fashionable for this year's fair, you will need to get a new flamenco dress.

Go to the article on Seville's April Fair

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This page last updated June 2007

Note: The Holy Week and April Fair photographs on this page are copyright by Pasi Rein they can not be used with out prior permission.