The Feria of Sevilla
A long moment of tradition
Seville, awash in a sea of Manzanilla, is the largest festival in the south of Spain. As the week goes by, momentum grows until the clatter of iron shod hooves and wooden shod flamenco shoes are lost in a wave of energy. The crescendo grows until, like a massive tidal wave, it crests and thunders down into the calm waters of a debris-laden sea bearing the signs of fiesta-generated destruction and, for some, throbbing hangovers.
All week long and at all hours, thousands of people crush into the small casetas to dance sevillanas, sing rumbas and drink gallons of liquid gold.