Seville City - Festivals

The Feria of Sevilla is not to be missed. © Michelle Chaplow
The Feria of Sevilla is not to be missed.

Seville boasts two of the largest festive celebrations in the whole province ... even the whole of Spain.

 

Semana Santa

The first is Semana Santa (Easter Week) which is truly spectacular with extraordinary processions of masked penitents and carnival-style floats. People travel from across the country and around the world to witness this annual week-long event.

 

 

Feria de Abril

Next comes the Feria de Abril  or April Fair which possibly the largest annual fair in Andalucia. This is a week long party of drink, food, fino (link sherry) and flamenco.

 

 

Rocio pilgrimage

Other celebrations that take place in Seville include the Rocío pilgrimage, with the “Lunes de Rocío” (Rocío Monday) a traditional holiday (Pentacost Monday - end of May or first in June). The rociero groups marshall and leave Triana and other parts of Seville about a week before to march to Rocio. 

 

 

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is also observed in Seville and in Seville the patron saint day, the “Vírgen de los Reyes” (Virgin of the Kings), falls on August 15th.

 

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