What can be better than arriving in a random town and realising that everyone is celebrating their local fiesta? Most fiestas will include some sort of parade, which could be behind either some holy image or people in fancy costumes surrounded by gigantones, giant figures. There are many festivals throughout the year in Andalucia, however […]
Fabulous Flamenco – The Soul of Andalucia
The Soul of Andalucia Flamenco is thought to have originated in the 16th century. The passion of the dance is powerfully portrayed by facial expression and the movements of the hands as well as all the foot stamping and kicking movements. Travellers have recorded the use of guitar accompaniment in the 18th century. Several types […]
Semana Santa is an elaborate event!
Semana Santa – Easter week processions compete with each other… Semana Santa is celebrated during the week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Easter week processions compete with each other, with their elaborate costumes and decorations. The processions start at each of the towns churches with members of the religious brotherhoods (Hermandades) carrying their floats […]