The Andalucians are at their best when there is a fiesta and for nearly every day of the year there will be a festival happening somewhere in the region. From large cities to small villages, they all have their own special festivals, celebrations and religious events that last throughout the day and night.
Four of the biggest festivals that are not to be missed are:
Carnival: This is a chance to party before Lent. Everyone wears fancy dress and there are fabulous street parades and music. The biggest and most outrageous carnival is in Cadiz.
Semana Santa (Easter): The re-enactment of The Passion with emotive processions taking place across Spain. One of the biggest and the most famous in the world is in Sevilla, where thousands of people flock to this moving event.
Sevilla Spring Fair: For one week the people of Sevilla throw an enormous party to welcome in springtime. The bank of the river is covered with thousands of casetas (marquees) that reverberate with the sounds of flamenco singing and dancing.
Feria del Caballo: The city of Jerez goes horse crazy in May as it plays host to one of the most impressive equestrian events in Europe. You don’t have to be a horse lover to enjoy this fabulous event where you can eat, drink and dance until the early hours of the morning.
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