International People’s Fair returns to the Costa del Sol

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GLOBAL VILLAGE: The fair sees Fuengirola become a hub of cultural exchange and celebration © @fuengirola/Twitter

THE International People’s Fair (La Feria Internacional de los Pueblos) returns to Fuengirola this week, offering the chance to see the world in five days.

It will be the 24th staging of the popular event in which the town celebrates its multicultural and vibrant population.

It is a fair that allows people to show off the very best of their country’s folklore, cuisine and culture in general.

The festivities will take place from April 27 to May 1, and will feature stalwarts like Great Britain, Holland, Chile, and Senegal among others.

Moreover, the revelry will also include South Africa, Serbia, Puerto Rico and Ukraine for the first time.

This really is a unique event which has at its heart a community spirit where people are encouraged not to spectate, but to actively immerse themselves in chatting, dancing, and sharing in the cultural offerings of each country.

The feria is held in the main fairground of Fuengirola (between its own train station and Los Boliches), and each country is allocated its own caseta (stand).

From German beer festivals, Irish dancing shows and rhythmic Cuban music, there is something for every taste.

Visitors come to this lively event from afar, making it one of the real calendar highlights of the year.

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