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Ferias and Fiestas on the Costa de la Luz
Between April and September, there is always a Feria (a fair in honour of the village saint) somewhere in one of the village and towns of the province of Cádiz. Don't miss the opportunity to discover this facet of Andalusian joie de vivre! Often there is a farming exhibition with pricing of breeding bulls and horses as well as acrobatic cowboy rodeo shows. In the evening there are often flamenco performances and there are many fairground rides, merry-go-rounds, roller coaster etc.
In the "casetas" (half open tents) you can drink and dance - every caseta belongs to a particular association and plays its own style of music, almost always incredibly loud. Best to go on Friday, because it is women´s day and all of them come in their flamenco dresses and dance spontaneously on the streets. In the afternoon there are bullfights in towns like Jeréz, Puerto de Santa María or Tarifa you can see the most famous matadors of the country. Worth seeing: Feria de Sevilla (early May) and Feria de Caballo de Jeréz (famous, colourful horse exhibitions and parades, mid May).
Carnaval de Cádiz
Cádiz is Spain's capital of carneval and if you like the colourful spectacle of Notting Hill, you should not miss the Carnavál de Cádiz. Highlights are the "cabalgatas", processions of huge, satirical figures made of papier maché on trailers and groups or single people excellently disguised. On every corner there are "coros", groups of people singing satiric songs called "chirrigotas", often lavishly disguised. The inhabitants of Cádiz like funny disguises too, giving a cheerful demonstration of their lust for life and fun. There are also carnival celebrations in smaller towns like Conil or Vejer but on a much smaller scale, of course.
Ferias throughout the year
March / April
Women in flamenco dresses on Feria del Caballo de Jerez
Chirigota acting on a street in Cádiz
Feria in Vejer
Easter procession in Cádiz
Street scenes of the "Toro Embolao" in Vejer on Easter Sunday