Every year since 1847, the Spanish city of Sevilla has held what
is known as the Feria de Abril, what is now a week of food, drink, dancing, and fun
for the whole family. This April Flamenco Tulsa is excited to celebrate
the Feria de Abril here in our own community on April 23. Here are ten
things to know about how the people of Sevilla enjoy the annual Feria. While we
won't have horse drawn carriages (this year! :) ) or roller coaster
rides at our 2016 Tulsa community celebration, you'll be sure to find
food, friends, fun, and dancing! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or click here for more info about Feria de Abril de Tulsa!
Timing. For the city of Sevilla, the Feria de Abril usually takes place
two weeks after Semana Santa (Easter Holy Week). It starts on a Monday
at midnight and ends with fireworks at midnight on the following
2. La Portada. Every year a special Portada (entrance) is
designed and constructed for the entrance of the Feria. The Feria is
held on the other side of the Guadalquiver River on the edge of the
neighborhood, Los Remedios.
3. El Alumbrao. The "turning on of lights" that signals the start of Feria when the lights at midnight on Monday.
Food. "La Cena del Pescaito" (Fried Fish Dinner) also known as
"La Noche del Pescaito" (Fried Fish Night), takes place Monday
before the lights are turned on for the Alumbrao. "Pescaito" (fried
fish) is also served throughout the week-long event as well as churros
and other typical Southern Spanish food.
5. Dancing. The
traditional dance known as the Sevillanas is a must! People in
Sevilla prepare weeks in advance refreshing Sevillanas dance skills to
be ready to dance the nights away.
6. Casetas. Square
tents or "casetas" are set up for partying with food, drink and
Sevillanas dancing. Some casetas are open to the public while many are
private and are by invitation only.
7. Attire. Girls and
women wear flamenco dresses or "trajes de flamenca". There is no
shortage of polka dots, bright colors, ruffles, and flowers in the hair!
Many people buy new dresses for Feria every year as the styles and
trends change from year to year. Traditionally men would wear a "traje
corto" (short suit) although a regular suit is now common.
8. Drink. Rebujito. Equal parts soda and Sherry (Manzanilla or Fino)
Calle de Infierno. Amusement Park rides are available to kids and
families on what is literally translated as "The Street from Hell."
Horse-drawn Carriage. Horse drawn carriages can be rented and seen
paraded at the Feria during the day or afternoon. You would see the most
traditional dress at this time and it makes for great photo
Hope you can join us as we celebrate the Feria de Abril in Tulsa on April 23!
Flamenco Tulsa presents:
Feria de Abril de Tulsa
Saturday, April 23, 2016
7pm at Mamasota's in the Farm Shopping Center
your Sevillanas dance skills up to speed for Feria! Click here to see the schedule and enroll.Contact email@example.com for more information