The Feria de Abril (April Fair) is in full swing as revellers flock to Seville to celebrate Andalusian culture. Starting its life as a livestock fair in the 19th century, the Feria de Abril is now an opportunity for people in the city to dress up and take part in an exuberant, springtime fiesta. Women wear traditional flamenco dresses known as 'Sevillanas', while men often dress in short jackets, tight trousers and boots and hats called 'cordobes'.

The fair takes place every year around two weeks after Easter and runs from Monday through Sunday. The large fairground is covered in marquees called 'casetas', which serve as private party venues for some of Spain's wealthiest families. Much flamenco dancing and Manzanilla drinking ensues.

Getty Images photographer David Ramos captured the colour at this year's Feria de Abril in Seville.

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Men arrive at the traditional festival on horsebackDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Women perform a traditional dance called the SevillanaDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Horse-drawn carriages arrive at the festival groundsDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Women dance flamenco outside Casetas at the Feria de AbrilDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Revellers cross a street at the Feria de AbrilDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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A woman wearing traditional Sevillana dress enjoys the atmosphere at the Feria de AbrilDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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People wearing traditional Andalusian outfits ride horses at Plaza de Espana in SevilleDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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A woman poses for a picture at the Feria de AbrilDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Two men stand outside a Caseta at the Feria de AbrilDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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A woman wearing a Sevillana dress is pictured at sunsetDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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A woman wearing a Sevillana dress is pictured at sunsetDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Revellers arrive at the Feria de Abril in SevilleDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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A horseman waits alongside a carriageDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Women enjoy the atmosphere at the Feria de AbrilDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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People walk through the main entranceDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Women wearing traditional Sevillana dresses dance at the Feria de AbrilDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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A couple embrace at Seville's Plaza de EspanaDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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People arrive at the fair by horse carriageDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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A woman wearing a Sevillana dress rides side-saddle at the fairDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Waitresses take a selfie outside a Caseta (a marquee housing a private bar)David Ramos/Getty Images
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Women wearing traditional Sevillana dresses walk towards the festival groundsDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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People take cover at the entrance to the fair grounds during a rain stormDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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A woman wearing a traditional Sevillana dress takes a selfieDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Horse riders are seen as evening falls on the Feria de AbrilDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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The sun sets over the festival groundsDavid Ramos/Getty Images