Seville April Fair just came to a close, heralding the official arrival of the short, but beautiful Andalusian spring. The Fair also left a great number of happy Instagramers in its wake.
As you can see, the Fair of Seville is a big dress up party, as the city celebrates its living flamenco and gypsy heritage. It helps if you know how to dance the famous “Sevillanas” dance. Or you can just hang out and drink copious amount of wine in one of the many beautifully decorated tents (“casetas“). Most of them are by invitation only, but there are also public “casetas“.
One of the greatest things for me is to observe the gorgeous outfits and accessories that you see the ladies wearing. In fact, I was so psyched that I came up with the “Rose of Seville” challenge. Many of the Instagramers, whose pictures I saw, took great care in creating their spectacular hair roses arrangements. Here are the six I liked most. Vote for your favorite “Rose of Seville” girl in the Comments section!
Of course, shoes play an integral part in all this. If you are planning to dance “por Sevillanas“, you may want to choose a pair of dancing shoes like this one:
With the right shoes that produce the right heel-tapping sound, or “taconeo“, you are “Sevillanas” ready!
Fair grounds are large and wondering around from tent to tent can be hard on the feet. It is wise to pack a spare pair of comfortable walking shoes with you. Some people like to take the “high road”. During the Fair you can see many couples in their finest outfits prancing around Seville on their gorgeous steeds, showing off Andalusia‘s enviable horse culture.
You can see great professional flamenco performances during the Fair, as well as year round:
Have you decided on your favorite “Rose of the Seville“? Let your opinion be heard by leaving a comment. These girls deserve it!
You can also leave a comment on the Instagram account that published the photo of your favorite “Rose“.
Here they all are again:
Come on girls and boys, applause and a great Olé to all these gals!