Elephants performing at the circus during the Feria de Sevilla. The majority of elephants used in circuses were captured in the wild when they were babies. The circus portrays itself in a fun, loving light. The truth behind that is there is many animals endure cruelty for human entertainment. ..The Feria de abril de Sevilla, "Seville April Fair" dates back to 1847. During the 1920s, the feria reached its peak and became the spectacle that it is today. It is held in the Andalusian capital of Seville in Spain. The fair generally begins two weeks after the Semana Santa, Easter Holy Week. The fair officially begins at midnight on Monday, and runs six days, ending on the following Sunday.