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, North American countries (USA and Canada) have the Labour Day 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”… 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 celebration. 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 🙂
Here is a photo of the huge waiting line for the tickets to the May Day Fair:
Most of them where dressed in traditional costumes. As per the women, they were wearing the famous Flamenco dresses on all colors. – How beautiful!
In the streets of Seville we could see the well known Andalusian horses. They were ornamented with flowers, pulling classic chariots with people going to the fair.
The horses looked so picturesque, that I decided to digitally paint the image. In case you like it, here is a framed version of. Framed or not, it is available for sale as art print in my Fine Art America gallery. Click on the image for options on types of printing, sizes and prices.