Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tequila!

This was the week of Feria del Virgen del Rosario (the fair of the Virgin of the Rosary), which culminates tomorrow with a procession if the weather cooperates. We've had rain and sun, with here and there a downpour, these last few days. Wednesday night (glorious weather), San Geraldo and I walked over to the fair.

OUR FIRST VIEW OF THE FAIR AS WE STROLLED OVER FROM THE BEACH.

Often, when we have friends visiting from the United States, they're surprised by sales booths they spot at fairs and outside movie theaters. Invariably, someone will look dumb-founded and say, "They're selling shots of tequila?!?"

TAH-KEY-YA!!!

OK, so the thought crossed my mind the first time I saw a booth, too. But then I realized it's not spelled the same. It's "taquilla" (pronounced tah-KEY-ya") and not "tequila." It's a ticket booth. Given my one experience with tequila shots when I was 20 years old (sharing an entire bottle with one other person), I'm even a little afraid to approach the ticket booth.

Wednesday was Children's Day at the fair. Well, every day is children's day (and adults' day) at the fair. But Wednesday, is the most popular day for children to dress in traditional costume.

THIS YEAR'S LIGHTS.









WAITING FOR THE PARTY TO START AT ONE OF THE CASETAS.

BUMPER BOATS! A BOY IN TRADITIONAL COSTUME.
HE LOOKS LIKE A BOWERY BOY TO ME.
SAN GERALDO LOVES SWEET CORN (CORN ON THE COB).
HE COMMENTED THAT HE NEVER SAW ANY AT THE FAIR THIS TIME.
I HADN'T EITHER... UNTIL I LOOKED AT MY PHOTOS THURSDAY MORNING.
ABOUT TO HEAD BACK THROUGH THE GATES.

Tequila!!!

14 comments:

  1. Instead of de-clawing your cats, I think you should seriously consider the procedure for yourself...lol
    saludos,
    raulito

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  2. I've been humming that song since I read the title... wondered why I didn't remember the words... well heck.... what words? I would love to have been to that festival... not just the lights... but the dresses... OH WOW!!!!

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    1. Sharon:
      Not the abundance of traditional sights as Feria in Sevilla, but still beautiful.

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  3. I never tire of hearing about these festivals, with their dress-up dresses with the dancing ruffles :) J'adore!

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    1. Judy:
      We didn't stick around long enough to see the dancing. Maybe next year.

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  4. Tequilla ! We have some lovely versions of the stuff here, no rubbish.

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    1. Spo:
      I don't even want to think about it.

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  5. The Spanish know how to throw a fair/party!! Beautiful 'lights' and costumes by the ladies and children....so colourful!
    We have had a few tequila 'events' in the past of course!! Unforgettable!

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    1. Jim:
      One tequila event in my life was enough.

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  6. As a regular fan of your blog, it seems there are a lot of celebrations in Spain. Of course it's an old country with a lot of history and reasons to celebrate. I do love the colors and costumes.

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    1. Stephen:
      We just had Spain National Day (Spain's Columbus Day). Not one I would celebrate in the States (and there are Spaniards who agree). I haven't been keeping track of what holiday comes next. I'm sure there'll be another reason for a parade.

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  7. Mmmm ~ corn on the cob ~~ maybe just once this autumn!

    The joy in everyone's eyes is contagious!!
    Ron

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    1. Ron:
      Too bad the music is so loud it vibrates in your chest (and different music coming from every direction). Otherwise, we'd have stayed a lot longer.

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