I recently posted on the April Fair (La Feria de abril) in Seville, Spain, and now I have some pictures to share with all of you that were recently sent to me from a dear friend.
The April Fair is featured in lección 5 of our Fiestas book. These pictures will show you first hand some of the vocabulary you learn. In this picture the girl is wearing el vestido flamenco (flamenco dress), holding el abanico (the fan), and wearing el mantón (the shawl) around her shoulders. An interesting thing to know about the traditional flamenco costumes is that they actually have "styles" each year just like regular clothing. For example, some years it is very popular for the dresses to have more layers on the skirt or the sleeves, while other years they are simpler. To us the dresses may all seem the same, but for the Spanish girl, she knows what the current trend is for the dresses each year.
Here you can see the boy in a traditional traje flamenco (flamenco suit). Horses are a big part of the fair with their being a horse show every night. Horses are adorned in various decorations.
A picture showing "las casetas" (the tents) where bands play flamenco music and people dance flamenco dances, called "Sevillanas".
There are small round tables inside the casetas where people can sit and have soda or wine, often sweet wine (vino dulce), and can eat "tapas" - those appetizer-like foods served on small dishes for all to share. Tapas include things like la tortilla española (Spanish tortilla), las aceitunas (olives), el jamón serrano (Serrano ham), el pescado frito (small fried fish), el queso (cheese), and many other things.
Nice big slices of la tortilla española (Spanish tortilla).
Nice night view of the "caseta" (tent) lined streets.
A glimpse of the amusement park (el parque de atracciones)