The Feria de Abril 2023

by Lorraine Williamson
Feria de Abril 2023

SEVILLE – The Feria de Abril 2023 (April Fair) kicked off at midnight between Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April. It is a world-renowned festival that takes place in Seville every year. The week-long celebration is a time for locals and visitors alike to come together to dance, eat, and drink.

The event centres around the Real de la Feria, the enormous fairground just outside the city centre in the Los Remedios neighbourhood. And, as one of the most famous festivals in Spain, it is expected to attract thousands of people from all over the world.

Tradition, culture, and parties

For those unfamiliar with the Feria de Abril, it is a cultural extravaganza that blends traditional Andalucian dress and music with modern-day entertainment. The fairgrounds are filled with hundreds of casetas, or tents, each with its unique theme and style. Visitors can sample delicious local cuisine, sip on sherry or rebujito (a mix of sherry and lemonade), and dance the night away to lively flamenco music. Moreover, there are street parties to be enjoyed everywhere.

The Portada

The lighting of the portada, or entrance gate, marked the official start of the Feria de Abril 2023. Each year, the portada is designed and constructed with a different theme, and it serves as a symbol of the festival’s spirit This year’s portada was designed with the theme based on buildings of regionalist architecture such as Seville’s famous Plaza de España and the Teatro Coliseo España. The lighting ceremony is a spectacle, and it marks the official start of the week-long festivities.

Cogesa Expats

In addition to the portada, the Feria de Abril 2023 will feature an array of activities, including parades, bullfighting, and cultural exhibitions. The Feria de Abril is also an excellent opportunity to see and experience traditional dress from the Andalucian region. Many women will don their flamenco dresses, complete with colourful ruffles and polka dots, while men will wear their finest suits and fedoras. Many will also be on horseback, or in horse-drawn carriages.

Unforgettable event

If you’re planning to attend the Feria de Abril 2023, and haven´t booked your accommodation, you may find it difficult to find somewhere central. The festival attracts visitors from all over the world, and hotels and apartments are usually booked out well in advance. It is also worth noting the Feria de Abril can be an expensive affair, so it’s advisable to budget accordingly.

In conclusion, the Feria de Abril 2023 promises to be an unforgettable event for all who attend. With its unique blend of tradition and modernity, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a foodie, a music lover, or simply looking to experience Spanish culture at its finest, the Feria de Abril is not to be missed. So, if you’re in Seville, make sure to head to the Los Remedios neighbourhood and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere.

Also read: Fiestas, Ferias, and Celebrations in Spain 2023

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