Holy Week or Semana Santa, Easter is coming soon. The first processions are out and about. A little bit of madness is there for sure but that’s not the main part of it. The important thing is to be out there. You have to feel it, share it, sense the atmosphere… Happy Easter! In Spain the chocolate eggs and easter bunnies are not as important. Here in Andalusia we eat Torrijas or Pestiños, sweet and yummy.
Now Seville smells lovely. The orange trees are in flower and the blossoms give the air a lovely scent. It is called Azahar.
At the moment you’ll find still ripe oranges on the trees but there are also the first flowers. Actually lots trees are full of blossoms and more and more are blooming. And that is what you smell walking through town, streets and parks. It is very enjoyable, still not too hot but the warmth is noticeable and so enjoyable. Spring is in the air. You can feel it.
In Spain there are so many churches and there are many catholic holidays… the next will be Semana Santa or holly week. In Seville you see and hear the preparations. Last weekend a couple of bands practiced in a nearby square. But it wasn’t just a rehearsal neighbors came along, a bar was open and everybody had a good time.
On Sunday on my weekly excursion I went to Carmona. It is close to Seville, nice bars, nice people… I went into a church, just to have a look. And what I saw there was just amazing. Have a look.
Well, we are all here in Sevilla, it is the capital of Andalusia. And last Sunday was the holiday of the region, the Day of Andalusia. It is celebrated February 28 and commemorates the February 28. In 1980 a referendum on the Statue of Autonomy of Andalusia took place, in which the Andalusian electorate voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous region of Spain.
So that is what I did with my photo of an “azulejo”, I printed it on a cover for my mobile phone. It looks great and is really easy. You can use any photo you like. And you can do the same… have fun!