Let’s go to a Bullfight!


The festival of San Fermín is a week-long, historically rooted celebration held annually in the city of Pamplona ( Navarre, Spain). The celebrations start at noon on the sixth of July, when the opening of the party is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic chupinazo and continue until midnight, on the fourteenth of July. It was first documented in the 14th century. On the other hand, religious ceremonies honoring the saint were held on October 10 .


However, in 1591 they were transferred to 7 July to take place at the same time as the fair, when Pamplona's weather is better. While its most famous event is the encierro, or the running of the bulls, which happens at 8:00 AM the 7th of July to the 14th July, the festival involves many other traditional and folkloric events. The run ends in the Pamplona's bullring taking a mean time of around 3 minutes where the bulls would be held until the afternoon's bullfight when they would be killed. Every year thousands of travelers travel to Spain for watching or participating in this celebration. More people join, more people injure every year!