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Viva la Fiesta! Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days

Today marks the start of Santa Barbara’s five day celebratory event known as Old Spanish Days fiesta. An advertisement from the El Paso Herald in 1919. Related Posts: La Fiesta Pequena at the Old Mission . Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish … Continue reading

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La Fiesta Pequena at the Old Mission

A view of last night’s opening festivities at the Old Mission. A description of the event by the Independent: “For 84 years ‘the Little Fiesta’ has served as the official opening of Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Day’s Fiesta at Santa … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta (1915)

The caption on the back of the vintage postcard shown above: “California’s glamorous past is recaptured once a year when charming senoritas and gallant senors don colorful native costumes and disport themselves in gay fiestas and pageants.” A description of … Continue reading

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