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Fair of Almeria
The fair of Almeria is celebrated during the second half of August in a fairground by the river Andarax. This fair goes on for 7 days and its origins date back to the adoration of a religious statue known as the 'virgin of the sea' that was found on the coast after having been adrift, possibly due to the sinking of the ship that was transporting it caused by an attack in the early 16th century. This occurred shortly after the conquest of the territory from the Arabs, the years during which the fundamentalist religion predominated and the coasts of the peninsula suffered constant pirate attacks, which was probably why they took this fortuitous discovery as a divine act which they had to worship.
Events of the fair of Almeria
The fair stands out for the celebration of different sporting and entertainment activities, also offering the main events:
-The Midday Fair
-The Night Fair
- The Pottery Fair
- Flamenco festival and folkloric festival of the Mediterranean villages, where they exhibit the typical dances.
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