How was the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
• How was the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
Every year thousands of thrill-seekers from around the world come to the city of Pamplona - one of the oldest cities in Spain to take part in the festival of San Fermin. For the first time it took place in the distant 1591.
The festival usually lasts for 9 days and begins with the "Running of the Bulls" - joint races of bulls in the city and people.
Every year, in the Spanish Pamplona San Fermin festival begins. Fiesta begins on the eve of St. Fermina July 6 at noon, chupinaso (rocket) fired from the balcony of the municipality - the building of the XVI century.
San Fermin feast dedicated to the patron saint of the city and Navarre, and is held annually from 6 to 14 July. (Photo by Cesar Manso):
And then begins a grand evening revelry. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez):
sober is not here at all. (Photo by Miguel Riopa):
Sangria flows like water from the bottles ... (Photo: Cesar Manso):
... and even shoes. (Photo by Eloy Alonso | Reuters):
By the way, Pamplona - the capital of the autonomous region of Navarra in northern Spain, one of the oldest cities in the country. (Photo by Eloy Alonso | Reuters):
All of a sudden: sober seller hats. (Photo by Vincent West | Reuters):
Hemingway first came to the San Fermin in 1923, imbued with the atmosphere of the festival and visited him regularly until 1959. Fiesta inspired Ernest Hemingway to create a novel "The Sun Also Rises." In a red cap - musicians. (Photo by Ander Gillenea):
Such traditional red scarves raised up, means the official opening of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona. (Photo by Susana Vera | Reuters):
(Photo by Susana Vera | Reuters):
But the famous San Fermin festival primarily due Running of the Bulls - a run of 12 raging bulls. More than 216 hours celebration Running of the Bulls actually lasts for about fifteen minutes.
In the run involving bulls weighing about 3, 5 tons sharp as knives horns. The average age of the participants according to statistics of 28 years.
Race at 849 meters from the arena where the fighting bulls are held, lasting a total of 2-3 minutes. (Photo by Susana Vera | Reuters):
have got on the horn. (Photo Joseba Etxaburu | Reuters):
This year, during the race with the bulls had already killed 2 Americans and 2 Spaniard. (Photo by Susana Vera | Reuters):
(Photo by Miguel Riopa):
(Photo Joseba Etxaburu | Reuters):
(Photo Ander Gillenea):
(Photo: Cesar Manso):
Better with wood look. (Photo by Ander Gillenea):