May Day Fair In Seville, Spain
This is a digital paint of an original photograph I took on the 1st of May, while we were traveling in Seville, Spain
Yes, there is a tradition in Europe to celebrate the first day of May as the International Worker’s Day (also known as May Day).
If you live in Europe you certainly know about this, but you may not know that this is actually coming from the USA… On the other hand, Labour Day in North America (USA and Canada) is celebrated on the first Monday in September.
As I’m originally coming from Eastern Europe (one of the former socialist countries), I used to know this as a celebration of the “International Solidarity of Workers”, and since we didn’t have access to much information about the outside world, I thoroughly thought it was happening only there, as a communism type of things… 🙂
Living in Canada for many years I had completely forgotten about this and I was extremely surprised to see it happening in Seville, when I visited Spain.
My first reaction was of amazement: people of all ages were happily participating in it without being obliged to do it … I smiled 🙂
Most of the people where dressed in traditional costumes and the women were wearing the famous Flamenco dresses on all colors – How beautiful!
In the streets Seville we could see the well known Andalusian horses, ornamented with flowers and pulling classic chariots with people going to the fair…
They looked so picturesque, that I decided to digitally paint the image 🙂
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