Thursday, July 09, 2009

San Fermin Festival 2009 in Pamplona

Spain has always been famous as an incredible tourist spot. In Northern Spain, San Fermin is a festival of Spain and is held every year on July 6 at Pamplona, a small city in Navarre. This year San Fermin festival of 2009 has started on July 6 at afternoon and there was huge crowd around Town Hall to celebrate this festival. During this festival there are numbers of activities and events to enjoy and the closing ceremony will be on July 14.

The Pamplona party started with the firing of a small rocket called the “chupinazo” and then it lead to a huge celebration with live music, champagne and plenty of music. Most of the people who take part in this festival wears traditional white pants and shirts with a red neckerchief tied at the front. All of them were covered with abundant amount of sparkling wine, sangria and other drinks. Residents poured buckets of water over the crowd from their balconies.

The San Fermin festival is known around the world for its running of the bulls. The first bull running of this year is on Tuesday. Each run will take place at 8:00 a.m. till July 14. After keeping record since 1924, approximately 13 people had been killed in the running of the bulls and the last victim was 22 years old, an American who gored to death in 1995.

The photos of the San Fermin festival are so wonderful that you will think that you should also go there and celebrate this festival and enjoy it. See some photos of the festival here:















































































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10 comments :

Anonymous said...

Today another guy got killed at San Fermin festival.
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Nenuco/corredor/experimentado/deportista/elpepuespmad/20090710elpepucul_7/Tes

Chrystal K. said...

I always thought this was so crazy.

Anonymous said...

just got back from running this on Thursday morning - awesome! Never been so scared or so pumped up in my life. You have got to do it!

Anonymous said...

The run is great and the more stupid people involved, the better! But the killing of those bulls is nothing more than an ordinary animal abuse. I think it is wrong to kill this beautifull animals at this painfull way. This kind of entertainment maybe fit in medieval times, but these days we are (suposed to be) civilized. I hope Brussel will prohibit this as soon a possible!

Anonymous said...

Why messages about guys killed or injured.
No messages about the bulls which have been killed or injured during this massive party of animal cruelty.

Anonymous said...

No tenies ni idea de la sensacion que es correr delante de un toro y jamas la tendreis porque a lo unico que viene las extranjeros es a emborracharse..... que asco

Anonymous said...

Cabrones guiris!
Lo unico que hacen es andar borrachos, tropezarse y terminar con un pitón en el culo... ademas de quejarse como niñatos con lo de "ayyy! pobres animalitos"

Si no les gusta, entonces porque no se van a otro lado?

javi g said...

thousands of aussies drunk to death jumping from fountains, girls flashing and showering with wine... thats not san fermin. ... by the way, the ordinary animal are about 600kilos and when they hit you its like a landrover 40mph

MDTaz said...

Your photos are brilliant and capture the entire range of experiences that are rolled into the fiesta San Fermin. It's the bulls, the culture, the history, the crowds, the kids, the party, the romance, the wildness of it - and of course the hospitality of the amazing people of Pamplona is tremendous. You caught it, frame by frame. Thanks for posting these.

merchant cash advance said...

The festival was quite electrifying and exactly what the people wanted and needed.