Running Of The Bulls – Pamplona, Spain
9 day San Fermín festival in Pamplona, Spain with over 1 million people attending. To bring the bulls to the stadium, they have to run through the city at 8am each day. (Takes a little over 2 minutes) The 6 bulls that are fighting that day are accompanied by 6 steers that lead them the way. It’s free to run but you have to be 18 years old. You’ll see in the video that the majority of the people are wearing white and red in honor of the San Fermín festival. (Bulls are colorblind)
We were fortunate to have connects to a space on a balcony to watch this event. Families with private balconies charge up to 130€ per person from 7:30am to 8:20am. Before the bulls were released, I saw people praying – goal is to be able to run right along side the bull for just a couple of seconds. Today 6 people got hurt but no one was gored.
The party pretty much starts at 8am and goes into the night. Some people don’t even sleep and start lining up at 4am just to get a good spot. Lots of live music, tons of delicious tapas and plenty of alcohol. I am burnt out!!