Seville’s fiestas

The cheerful, friendly character of Sevillian people shows they know how to live and how to enjoy each day, the warmth of their climate and fellow people. These people welcome those who come to visit and charm those who know Seville, inviting them to form a part of their customs, their traditions and their way of life.

Sevillian people are used to expressing their emotions through public displays that everyone can take part in with enthusiasm and excitement. This is why there are numerous events and celebrations throughout the year here of all kinds: religious, cultural and gastronomic.

When spring arrives, one of the most noteworthy religious fiestas in the province is held - Semana Santa or the Easter Holy Week, which has a different character depending on each town: Osuna, Carmona, Écija" These fiestas include events declared as being of Tourist Interest such as "La Quemá del Judas" ("The Burning of Judas") in Coripe and "Las Carreritas" in Pilas.

During this season, other magnificent religious events (romerías or local pilgrimages, and fiestas for local patron saints) alternate with folkloric/cultural events (local fairs) and celebrations that blend spirituality, song and dance, like Las Cruces de Mayo or the May Crosses.

Summer is flamenco season, with renowned international festivals like "La Reunión de Cante Jondo" gathering in La Puebla de Cazalla and the "Festival de Cante Jondo Antonio Mairena" in Mairena del Alcor.

In winter, Seville has a spectacular Christmas atmosphere in the streets and towns, with live nativity scenes such as the one in Alcalá del Río and fantastic parades with the Three Wise Men in Utrera and Guillena. Immediately afterwards comes the magnificent fancy dress of the Carmona Carnival and the one in Fuentes de Andalucía.

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