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Fiesta, Santa Barbara

Two weekends ago I took a quick trip to Santa Barbara to celebrate Fiesta with a few of my college friends. Fiesta, also known as Old Spanish Days Fiesta, is an important Santa Barbara tradition that has continued for over 75 years. Fiesta originated in 1924 to celebrate Santa Barbara’s history and its Mexican and Spanish heritage through dancing, parades and confetti! (more on that later).

But first, I couldn’t go up there without first visiting my alma mater, UCSB. We walked around campus and it was SO good to be back!

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After strolling through campus (and spending way too much money at the UCSB bookstore!), we headed into Isla Vista and walked along the beach.

With these views, how did I ever leave?!

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Absolute perfection.

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photo-594After reminiscing all we could, we headed to our hotel in Goleta to get ready to celebrate Fiesta.

At dinner we bought a ton of confetti-filled eggs. Not sure why or when the confetti tradition started, but who am I to complain?!

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I loved the spiderman eggs!

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P1050278State Street was absolutely covered in confetti!

P1050279And soon, so were we…

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It wouldn’t be a true trip back to UCSB without stopping by Freebirds at the end of the night. Nachos, oh how I’ve missed you!

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It was too quick of a trip, but I’ve never felt so lucky to have gone to that school.

Happy Fiesta!

~S

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