Today’s Holiday: Fiesta de la Vendimia

Today’s Holiday:
Fiesta de la Vendimia

Spain is famous for its sherry, and some of the best sherry comes from the southwestern part of the country, in a district known as Jerez de la Frontera. In mid-September Jerez de la Frontera holds its Grape Harvest Festival, or Fiesta de la Vendimia, which includes flamenco dancing, cante jondo singing (a variety of Spanish gypsy song), and bullfighting. There is also an official “blessing of the grapes” and the season’s first wine before the statue of San Ginés de la Jara, the patron saint of the region’s winegrowers. More…:

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