its the annual april feria that occurs 10 days after easter and a big time for family celebrations this week in vejer. its a mini version of the seville feria, which if you have never seen is just spectacular, horses and carriages, flamenco dresses and full of colour and splendour; vejer’s feria is held in the new town, which is only 15 mins walk from my house, but mainly consists of a few casitas (tents for eating drinking and dancing) and an enormous fairground! but for 4 nights there will be numerous flamenco shows and horse riding events. the local school children clamber on their floats and there is a procession through the old town to the new town – there are so many festival days in spain, you need to check the calendars before you go so that you can watch them – there is a feria in almost every town in spain at some time of the year – its what makes Spain a wonderful country still steeped in tradition and fun. sadly i am not going to be there this year due to the kids and exams – can’t seem to entice my kids away from their textbooks!