Spring is here, and for Spanish dance-and-music lovers that means just one thing: Seville's Feria de Abril (April Fair), a flamenco frenzy that takes place April 12-17. Flamenco is native to Andalusia and has Moorish, Roma and Jewish roots. The fair is one of the region's oldest festivals, celebrating a spring livestock market dating back to 1847, and has evolved into a colorful megabash on the city's outskirts. The fun begins when, at the stroke of midnight, the fair's ceremonial gateway is lit up by thousands of lightbulbs. Lining about 15 streets are more than 1,000 casetas
(brightly colored canvas...
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