Every 28 February, still in the middle of winter, Alicante dresses up bright and colourful to celebrate Andalucia Day.
The event features participants from many associations established not just in Alicante city but in the province too.
People parade, sing and dance traditional music all day, with most of the activities taking place in Explanada de España.
The most attractive feature is the Sevillana dresses the women wear, long, tight and full of frills.
In fact, frills is what makes these dresses unique, very femenine and very smart. At least this is what rich women in Andalucia thought at the beginning of the 20th century when they saw farmers wives wearing them!
Traditionally, the dress is worn with the hair drawn up into a bun and a shawl over your shoulders.
If you like this festivity, dont miss the Feria de Abril in Seville. You will love it!