Feria de San Isidro, Madrid's main festival

Feria de San Isidro, Madrid's main festival
Feria de San Isidro, Madrid's main festival
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From the first Easter Sunday and until the end of October in Spain corrida season is passing on. Corridas are held every Sunday and on most holidays, so for example, on May 2 during the national holiday, a very colorful corrida in the style of Goyais held, where torero goes to the arena in costumes of the XVIII century, but none of the corrida can be compared with the Feria de San Isidro. This is the main event of the year in Madrid, where the famous Las Ventas arena hosts the fighting with the participation of the best torero in Spain and cattle owners put forward their best bulls.

Feria de San Isidro is a holiday dedicated to St. Isidore, the patron of the Spanish capital. Since the second decade of May in Madrid begin festivities, theatrical parades and fairs. Directly on the streets act music and dance troupes, and restaurants offer special dishes of Spanish cuisine, which are traditionally prepared on this day. But the official celebration of Feria de San Isidro falls on May 15 and on this very day begin the most spectacular and exciting corridas, which last until mid-June and includes about 30 corridas. At that time, anyone can visit and inspect the bulls before releasing them to the arena of Las Ventas, which is considered to be especially difficult for the toreadors. Therefore, near the arena there is a monument to the killed in the corrida, as well as a monument to Dr. Alexander Fleming, who founded penicillin, that has saved the lives of many wounded toreadors. Matador killed the bull is awarded with a bovine ear, and if the fight was too heavy, with two, but the bull's tail is considered to be the highest prize, but no one has been awarded with this prize.

By the way, in 1999, Pope John Paul II, had officially called St. Isidore the patron of the users of computers and the Internet.

Date: 15/05/2009


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