Pyrotechnics, bull running (or naked people running if you prefer!) plus 9 days of solid partying starts now for the citizens of Pamplona, Spain.
When: 6th – 14th July every year.
Where: Pamplona, Spain.
The festival of San Fermin (or Sanfermines) opens with the throwing of a rocket at 12:00 noon on the 6th of July from a city hall balcony.
The most famous event is the dangerous encierro, or the running of the bulls, which involves hundreds of people running in front of six bulls and six steers down a half mile stretch of narrow streets in the old town of Pamplona.
In past years, two days before the running of the bulls is the running of the nudes. Hundreds of activists, many wearing little more than a set of plastic bull horns, run through the streets of Pamplona along the route of the bull run in protest at the barbaric event.
But by far the biggest day is the 7th July, when thousands of people accompany a replica of the statue of Saint Fermin along the streets in the old part of Pamplona. The statue is accompanied by dancers and street entertainers, such as the Gigantes (giant-sized figures who represent the King and Queen of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America) and the Cabezudos (AKA the Bigheads).
Spanish Food & Drink
Try our tasty Spanish Tortilla. Drink a good Spanish Rioja.
Travel to Spain
Travel to Pampolona, Spain which offers plenty of sights at any time of the year. Capital of the Navarre province and located in central Spain, Pamplona embodies the region’s diversity in architecture, culture and cuisine, a melting pot for the remnants of the Visigoth, Frank and Moor wanna-be conquerors who passed through the city at various pints in history. Book flights and hotels in Pamplona with ebookers.com.
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Enjoy your trip! And when you get home we’d love you to come back and tell us all about it!